Doctors at Cedarcrest Hospitals, Abuja Thursday continued their efforts to stabilise Yusuf, the only son of President Muhammadu Buhari, who had a power-bike crash on Tuesday night in the Gwarimpa District of the federal capital city.
The crash, according to presidential spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu, left Yusuf with a severe injury to the head and multiple fractures, necessitating him to undergo a surgical procedure moments after he was admitted at the hospital on Tuesday night.
A reliable presidency source, however, told THISDAY Thursday that because of the severity of Yusuf’s condition, doctors had to induce him to slip into coma as part of the procedure to stabilise him.
He said plans had been concluded to fly the president’s son abroad for a more intensive care once the doctors stabilise him.
The three-storey building of the private hospital located at Apo Dutse District, Abuja, continued to attract huge vehicular and human traffic Thursday as hundreds of people thronged the Orthopaedic Ward of the hospital to sympathise with Yusuf.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, many of his colleagues from the National Assembly, ministers, governors and other prominent personalities have visited the hospital in the last 48 hours.
Apparently to control the huge traffic at the hospital, a large contingent of security operatives from the Brigade of Guards, the Department of Security Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police Force were seen at the premises keeping eyes on visitors entering and leaving the hospital.