Former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd) is seriously ill and may have suffered partial stroke.
Abubakar was rushed out of the country three weeks ago to receive medical treatment, THIS DAY reports.
According to the medium, family sources said Abubakar was first flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirate for medical attention. But he has now been admitted at a Specialist hospital in the United Kingdom.
The former military Head of State was accompanied on the trip abroad by his wife and former first lady, Justice Fati Abubakar.
It was gathered that his in-law and governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, immediately after the All Progressives Congress(APC) Presidential primaries travelled to Dubai to show support for the former Nigerian leader and was expected to be in UK as well.
Sources claimed the former military ruler was taken to London last week for urgent medical care.
Abubakar, who is the Chairman of the National Peace Committee, had been sick for some time before the family took the decision to seek medical care for him outside Nigeria.
As a result of his sickness, Abubakar could not be in Ado Ekiti for the gubernatorial peace pact signed by all the 11 political parties and their candidates on June 15, 2022. He was represented by Bishop Mathew Kukah and other members of the National Peace Committee.
It was also learnt that Abubakar could not celebrate his 80th birthday on June 13, 2022, as earlier planned because of the sickness that has confined him to a hospital bed in London.
According to a source, the health condition of Abubakar calls for worry, adding that his doctors are working to stabilise him and return him to good health.
“He was 80 years old last week and all plans to celebrate him in a big way by family, friends and associates could not materialise because he had to be brought to London for medical care.
“His condition is not deteriorating but calls for worry. He is not a young man at 80 but we are praying for good health for him,” the source was quoted as saying.
“We don’t know how long he will stay here. We hope he will return to Nigeria as soon as his health is better and allowed to go by his doctors. General Abubakar is a stabilising figure in Nigeria. He is well respected across board and we pray God grant him more years,” said the source who saw him in the last 48 hours,” the source added. (