Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and wife, Zeenat have departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for India.
The duo were spotted leaving the country Monday for India, where they would receive medical attention for an undisclosed health challenge.
They were arrested in December 2015 and have remained in DSS detention since, amidst reports of deteriorating health.
It would be recalled that a High Court in Kaduna granted the detained couple bail on Monday to enable them embark on the medical trip.
At least one hundred and eighty six doctors from Pakistan, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq have written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari concerning Sheikh El-Zakzaky’s physical conditions.
The letter published on Monday by Fars News, an Iranian news agency quoted the doctors as asking the Nigerian government to transfer him to a well-equipped hospital as soon as possible.
It was however, not indicated whether the letter was written after a Kaduna High Court last week approved a leave for El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat, to seek medical attention in India.