Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, are planning to embark on a foreign trip for medical check-up.
It was gathered that both El-Zakzaky, and his wife would use the opportunity to evaluate their health status, which is said to have deteriorated as a result of their long stay in prison.
Meanwhile, spokesperson for the IMN, Abdullahi Mohammed, denied rumors making the rounds that the couple had travelled outside the country, maintaining that the husband and wife are still around.
However, the Kaduna state government had filed fresh charges against El-Zakzaky bordering on terrorism and treasonable felony allegedly perpetrated against the state and the federal governments.
Report says abductors of students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, Kaduna, are demanding a fresh 50 million naira ransom for the remaining 83 students in their custody.
A source privy to the matter disclosed to newsmen that the bandits had earlier demanded about 100 million naira ransom from parents for release of all the children but ended up releasing only 28 students, promising that others would be released in batches.
He added that now the abductors are demanding 50 million naira to release the remaining 83 students in their custody.
The bandits had in the early hours of July 5, stormed the school located along the Kaduna-Kachia Highway in the Chikun Local Government Area and made away with about 118 students.
No fewer than two bandits have been killed in a crossfire in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State.
The state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, confirmed to newsmen that one ak-47 rifle and an operational vehicle were recovered from the bandits during the gun duel.
Yaro revealed that the AK 47 rifle was recovered with 10 rounds of live ammunition and a locally made double barrel pistol with two expended cartridges.
He added that cordon and pursuant exercise is ongoing in the area and as well urged members of the public residing in the area not to panic as the ongoing police clearance operation is designed to root out violent criminals in that axis.