Nigerian President travels to London for medical checkup

Abuja: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will arrive in London on Tuesday for a health checkup.

Buhari, who returned from the US last week, announced the trip on Twitter on Monday evening. “I will be travelling to the UK tomorrow, to see my doctor, at his request. Will be away for four days; back in Abuja on May 12.”

Buhari went on two medical visits in 2017. The first, which lasted for two months, took place in January while the other, a three-month stay, was in June, Efe news reported.

It is not known what the 74-year-old President is suffering from.

Buhari announced in April that he would run for re-election in a vote scheduled for February 2019.