Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has traveled to Germany for a routine medical check-up.
Babangida, who jetted out of the country on Saturday, is expected back in the country after the general elections.
It was gathered that IBB left from the Minna International Airport to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja where he was flown in a private Jet out of the country.
He was said to have been accompanied on the trip by his second son, Aminu, and another Security personnel. An impeccable source said that the former Military President is presently in Switzerland.
According to Vanguard,, one of the Spokespersons of the General, Alhaji Mahmud Abdullahi, who confirmed the development said that the journey was purely for his routine medical check-up.
The journey is the normal medical routine check-up. There is no cause for alarm. The medical checkup had been long overdue and he has to go now.
“What Nigerians need to do is to pray for him and wish him well,” Mahmud stated.
When asked whether it was a deliberate attempt by IBB to avoid participating in the forthcoming general election and avoid any controversies, Mahmood simply said, “I am not aware of that.”
“There had been pressure on him in the past months and it is time for him to go and rest and go for his checkup.
Mahmud added that, “the General is not envisaging any controversy.
“What type of controversy. I believe that he traveled to Germany over the weekend for the medical check-up,” he declared.
According to him, “the former Military President is not envisaging any controversy before and after the elections. All I know is that he is scheduled for a check and this is what he has gone for,” he affirmed.