The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria,IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, have departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for medical treatment in India.
El-Zakzaky was spotted in first-class on board an Emirates aircraft to India on Monday evening, wearing a nose mask.
He and his wife, Zeenat left alongside some family members and security operatives.
Some fficials of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and Department of State Services (DSS) were with the IMN leader, which is one of the conditions of the medical leave granted by a high court in Kaduna.
This development follows an order of the Kaduna State High court granting El-Zakzaky and his wife permission to undergo treatment at an Indian hospital of their choice.
However, the court said that the IMN leader, who has been in detention since 2015, must return to the court after his discharge from the hospital to continue with his prosecution.