Presidency Confirms Yusuf Buhari’s Involvement in a Motorbike Accident | Zahra Gives Update

We reported earlier that Yusuf, President Muhammadu Buhari’s son was on Tuesday night, involved in a bike accident in Abuja (read here).

According to unconfirmed reports, Yusuf was said to have sustained a head injury and had one of his limbs broken.

However, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, officially confirmed the crash in a statement made available to journalists Yesterday.

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Yusuf, according to the statement, had undergone successful surgery and is in a stable condition, Punch reports.

“Yusuf Buhari had a bike accident last night around Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

He broke a limb and had an injury to the head as a result. He has undergone surgery at a clinic in Abuja. He is in a stable condition.

The President and his wife, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, are thankful to Nigerians for the good wishes and prayers for their son. May God reward you all,” it reads.

His sister, Zahra Buhari -Indimi has also given an update on his condition. On her social media page, Zahra thanked all Nigerians for their support and also confirmed that Yusuf is doing better.

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It was gathered that Yusuf was racing on a power bike with his friends when the accident occurred on Tuesday night.

It was also learnt that he was rushed to the Cedar Crest Hospital in Gudu District, Abuja, where surgery was performed on him.

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When newsmen visited the hospital at about 2pm on Wednesday, policemen and officers of the Department of State Services stood watch at the hospital.

Although the security officials were not willing to talk, a relation of a patient in the hospital, who gave his name only as Abubakar, said top government officials had been visiting the President’s son since Wednesday morning.

“The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, was here. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai, also visited the hospital. Many other dignitaries whose identities were unknown have visited.

“My father is a patient here. He is to undergo amputation and replacement of his leg. We have been billed N3.5m.” Abubakar said.

 

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