Buhari Returns To Nigeria After UK Medical Leave

Buhari Returns To Nigeria After UK Medical Leave

by | 10th March 2017
Muhammadu Buhari returns home.

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after weeks of medical leave in the UK and speculation over his condition.

 

The 74-year-old landed at an air force base in Kaduna and is expected to travel to Abuja.

 

The former military ruler left Nigeria on 19 January and has been on medical leave in London.

 

Details of his condition have not been disclosed.

 

An official statement on Thursday said President Buhari had left Nigeria for a “vacation, during which he had medical check-ups”.

 

“The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest.”

 

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called for more transparency about the president’s condition.

 

It is the second time in less than a year that Muhammadu Buhari, who came to power in 2015, has sought medical assistance overseas. Last June, he spent nearly two weeks, again in London, for treatment for an ear infection.

 

Little information has been made public about his latest stay in the UK capital, but he was pictured on Thursday meeting the most senior cleric of the world Anglican congregation, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

 

See pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrival at Kaduna Airport below.

 

Muhammadu Buhari arrives at Kaduna Airport from London.

Muhammadu Buhari arrives at Kaduna Airport from London.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari's arrival at the Kaduna Airport on March 10, 2017 from London.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrival at the Kaduna Airport on March 10, 2017 from London.