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El-Zakzaky, wife travel to India with DSS operatives aboard Emirates, reject FG’s jet

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Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, on Monday evening departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, for India for medical treatment, accompanied by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS)

El-Zakzaky and his wife had been in detention since 2015 after being arrested in the aftermath of army crackdown on his group during which more than 350, including his children, were killed.

The trip was sequel to the order of Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court granting the couple leave to undergo treatment at any Indian hospital of their choice.

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Prior to the trip, the couple were said to have been offered Federal Government’s jet, but they turned it down preferring instead to travel at their personal cost.

“The Sheikh has departed Abuja airport with his wife for their trip to India, IMN Spokesman, Ibrahim Musa confirmed on Monday. “They went on an Emirates Airline flight which took off around 7pm. They were accompanied by the DSS operatives and a few family members.”

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