El-Zakzaky takes Fly-Emirates to India in the wake of spending more than three years in custody, the pioneer of the Islamic Development in Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, on Monday night left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to India for restorative treatment.
This was a sequel to the order of Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court granting El-Zakzaky and his wife leave to undergo treatment at an Indian hospital of their choice.
El-Zakzaky and his better half had a week ago turned down the Government’s idea of a personal jet for their Indian therapeutic excursion which they set out upon on Monday.
It was accumulated from top sources, who knew about the improvement yet would not have any desire to be cited in light of the fact that they didn’t have the authority to talk on the issue, that the couple demanded that they would favor a business flight.
One of the sources stated, “They told the government officials that they requested the court to permit them to travel to India to treat themselves at their personal cost, which they said included the cost of the flight.
“The couple, in turning down the offer, said it would be a departure from the court’s ruling if they accepted to travel on a government’s sponsored trip.”
It was learned that they flew to India on an Emirates plane on Monday.
The IMN Spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed the development to one of our correspondents on the telephone.
He stated, “The Sheikh has departed Abuja airport with his wife for their trip to India. They went on an Emirates Airline flight which took off around 7 pm. They were accompanied by the DSS operatives and a few family members.”
When asked if the IMN leader fulfilled the conditions imposed by the Kaduna State Government, Musa explained that he had no information on that.
Prior to their takeoff, El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, had landed at the airplane terminal toward the evening in anticipation of their trip to Medenta Hospital, New Delhi, India.
The IMN pioneer was wearing a white head turban with a veil around his mouth while his wife was moved around in a wheelchair by an assistant.
Among other conditions, the Kaduna State Government had demanded that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs must confirm the appointments of the IMN leader and his wife with the Medanta Hospital, India, and undertake all necessary diplomatic arrangements and protocols to ensure compliance with the conditions of the medical leave.
It additionally said the FG must get from the Indian government an irreversible certification that it would not engage any application by the litigants/candidates or any outsider looking for haven under any appearance or presenting the status of political detainees or some other status besides being therapeutic patients on the respondents/candidates.
Affirming the improvement in an announcement, the Administrator, Free Zakzaky Battle Council, Abdurrahman Yola, said the excursion abandoned hitches “regardless of the endeavored endeavors at disappointing this crisis therapeutic voyage by the Kaduna State Government.”
He explained that the medical trip was informed by the wounds inflicted on the couple by state agents and “the resultant prolonged dehumanising detention in the custody of the DSS and the obvious poisoning of the Sheikh.”
The group said, “At the same time, he (El-Zakzaky) lost one eye following the military attack and is at severe risk of losing his sight completely in the other.
“He is now found to have more than 20 times the toxic levels of lead poison in his body. Similarly, the wife has been under excruciating pains with shrapnels deeply lodged in her body for all these years of inhuman conditions in detention.
“She is able to move around only with the use of a wheelchair, even to the airport. They have been battling ailments that could not be treated in Nigeria, as posited by foreign medical experts that earlier in the year assessed their health conditions. Undoubtedly, both of them risk losing their lives had the medical journey been further delayed or denied.”