Presidency dismisses as ‘fake news’ reports that the President’s son, Yusuf Buhari was flown abroad

The Presidency has dismissed as `fake news’ an online story that the President’s son, Yusuf Buhari was flown out of the country early Thursday morning following a severe head injury he sustained in a bike accident.

Earlier today, online media outfit TheCable had reported that Yusuf had been flown to Germany to treatment.

The report said: “As previously reported by TheCable, he is being flown to Germany for specialist care. The family is said to have decided on Germany. He was driven to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, in an ambulance with oxygen support. An orthopedic consultant with specialisation in head injuries was also on the flight to monitor his progress.’’

However, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a text message on Thursday in Abuja, said Yusuf was still being treated at a private hospital in Abuja.

Shehu had on Wednesday in a statement confirmed that the President’s son, was in stable condition.

Shehu said Buhari junior broke a limb and also sustained an injury on the head as a result of the incident. “He has undergone surgery at a clinic in Abuja. He is in a stable condition.

“The President and his wife, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari are thankful to Nigerians for the good wishes and prayers for their son,” the presidential spokesman said.

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