Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife in preparation for their trip to India, have arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
The leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), who have been in DSS detention facility following their arrest in 2015, will be embarking on the medical trip after being granted leave to travel abroad for medical treatment by a Kaduna High Court.
The Islamic sect leader and his wife will be traveling on a privately chartered aircraft and will be accompanied on the trip by DSS operatives as ordered by the court.
Last week, Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court granted Mr El-Zakzaky and wife leave to seek medical attention in New Delhi, India.
The court ordered that they be released to go to the hospital and return for the continuation of their trial after their discharge from the hospital.
Spokesman for the State Security Service, SSS, Peter Afunnaya later released a statement, saying the service would comply with the order.
In a report by the Daily Nigerian, El-Zakzaky appeared strong today as he was escorted into the airport, but his wife came in motorised wheelchair.
Sources said there is probability that National Intelligence Agency, NIA and foreign service officials will also join them at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India.
Mr El-Zakzaky and wife will be escorted by his son Muhammad, family doctor Ramatu Abubakar, a family friend Zainab Hamid, two SSS operatives and a police doctor.