Zahra Buhari-Indimi Updates Nigerians on Her Brother’s Health After Accident

Son of President Muhammadu Buhari, Yusuf, was, on Tuesday night, involved in a bike accident in Abuja.

He was said to have sustained a head injury and had one of his limbs broken.

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

Shehu said Yusuf had undergone successful surgery and is in a stable condition.

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.

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

The correspondent counted four Toyota Hilux vehicles belonging to the security personnel, parked around the premises.

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.

Yusuf, First Lady and Zahra during their graduation from the University.

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

The PUNCH observed three Hilux vans and two Toyota Prado vehicles driving onto the premises at the exact time of this visit. One of them was a Federal Government vehicle, with number plate 21B FG04.

Visitors were not allowed onto the premises as three riot policemen stood at the entrance to screen the entrants.

It was gathered that more government dignitaries were still being expected at the hospital which is isolated on that street.

His sister, Zahra has given an update on his condition.



  • in as much as I sympathize with the no 1 family and the guy, Yusuf, I think they should be more concerned about people they govern. Nigerians are suffering from fuel scarcity, someone is racing with his friend, and that person is the son of Minister of petroleum! what is also wrong with Aso rock clinic and National hospital?! food for thought! is it a crime to be part of the masses!? well, I wish him quick recovery!

  • may the lord ,my God grant the first son of our dear country (Nigeria) quick recovery out there and bring him back to his father land Peacefully. Amen.

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