A Kaduna High Court on Monday asked the government to release the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat so that they can seek medical treatment in India.
The name of the hospital where the IMN is expected to visit is Mandeta Hospital, located in New Delhi, India.
Mr El-Zakzaky has been in detention since 2015 after soldiers raided the IMN headquarters in Zaria and killed at least 347 Shiites.
The government accused the group of not recognising the Nigerian constitution and authority.
Mr. El-Zakzaky’s prolonged detention despite several court orders for his release fueled protests by Shiites in Nigeria.
Recent protests by the group have resulted in violence, with a journalist and a police officer killed two weeks ago in Abuja.
It is not clear yet if the government will obey the latest bail and release Mr. El-Zakzaky and his wife, who are said to be in very poor health.