Former Head Of State, Ibrahim Babamosi Babangida is hospitalized in a Germany. Sources said that the former army general popularly referred to as "IBB" was rushed to Germany 10 days ago from his home in Minna, Niger State.
President Goodluck Jonathan, who departed Nigeria for the annual United Nations General Assembly, will pay a visit to the ailing general in Germany later today.
In a press statement released from the President's office earlier today, Mr. Jonathan’s handlers claimed he plans to spend one day for a private visit in London. However, media learnt the private trip was being planned to pay a secret visit to Babangida in Germany.
Babangida’s ailment relates to a chronic back ailment for which he earlier had surgery in Germany. Our source disclosed that Babangida is severely ill.
A friend of the former dictator downplayed the severity of the ailment saying he is "getting better."