According to an exclusive and investigative report by SaharaReporters, three medical doctors on Thursday, arrived in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, to attend to the ailing President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
The doctors, all British and Caucasian, are two males and one female, according to a highly placed source at the Presidency. Buhari, who has not made any public appearance in two weeks, is described as greatly emaciated, according to two sources knowledgeable about his condition. Despite statements by the government a few days that the president had “resumed work,” Buhari remains holed up in his official residence.
Apprehension within the Presidential Villa about the president’s condition was heightened yesterday as the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, was seen movinga lot of documents out of the villa. Sources said it was unclear why Kyari made the move to take away documents to an unknown location. A Presidency source said that the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has set up a“safe house” in Abuja where Buhari is being treated by a relay of mostly foreign doctors.
Even though President Buhari and his aides have refused to divulge the nature of his ailment, it was learned several months ago that the Nigerian leader is ravaged by Crohn’s Disease, an intestinal disorder. He is also known to have prostate issues as well as age-related disorders, including early-stage dementia.
Buhari’s official age is listed as 74, but he is widely believed to be much older.