The leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat have begun the process of securing new international passports to enable them travel to India for medical treatment, Daily Trust reports.
A source said the passports of Zakzaky and his wife were burnt during the violence in Zaria which led to their arrest.
“Once they secure passports, they will obtain visas to fly out to India,” the source added.
Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS) said it is still working to comply with the court order granting Zakzaky leave to travel India for medical treatment.
The spokesman of the DSS, Peter Afunanya said in a statement last night that relevant stakeholders are being liaised with for compliance.
The statement read,
“This is to inform the public that the Department of State Services has received the order granting Ibrahim El-Zakzaky leave to travel to India for medical treatment. Consequently, the Service is liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance.
“Conformity with the order is in line with the service’s avowed commitment to the rule of law inherent in a democracy.”