Buhari's Son To Be Flown to Germany for Further Treatment

Yusuf Buhari 

A report by TheCable has revealed that the family of President Muhammadu Buhari is seriously considering flying their son abroad for advanced medical treatment.

The report gathered that although Yusuf is in a stable condition after undergoing operation at a private hospital in Abuja, it was necessary that he be flown abroad for a better treatment.

Yusuf broke a limb and sustained head injury after being involved in a bike accident at Gwarinmpa in Abuja on Tuesday night. He is currently at Cedacrest Hospital receiving medical attention.

In a statement on Wednesday, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said the only son of the president is in a stable condition. However, a source told TheCable that Shehu’s statement was not very accurate.

“The statement did not reflect the true situation of things. The boy is in a critical condition. He has been in the intensive care unit,” the source told TheCable.

“Some doctors in the hospital were even scared to attend to him just in case anything went wrong. Imagine doctors being scared to perform their duty. He is the only son of the president.”

The source added that the president’s family were making plans to get an air ambulance that would convey Yusuf to a German hospital which Cedacrest has an affiliation with.

Cedacrest is said to be the only orthopaedic specialist hospital in Abuja. The doctors have reportedly advised them not to fly Yusuf out at the moment, explaining that it is dangerous to move him out in his current state.

“The last time they mentioned flying him abroad for better treatment, the medical team advised them against it because the boy needs to be in a good condition before he leaves,” the source added. “But they do not seem to be satisfied with the advice and they are seriously considering flying him out.”

Top politicians and prominent personalities have been reaching out to the first family over the unfortunate situation.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan wished Yusuf speedy recovery. Others like former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and some governors have all added the President's family in their prayers.
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