The governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Muhammed has done the unexpected on Saturday evening when he stopped by the road to rescue victims of accident which erupted along Bauchi- Kano road.
According to Daily Post Nigeria, the accident at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ABTU) main campus at Gubi.
Photo of Senator Bala Muhammed at the accident scene.
Daily Post reported that the governor who returned to Bauchi from Abuja where he had gone for the People’ s Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee meeting on Thursday, passed through Abubakar Tafawa Balewa international airport when he saw the accident victims and stop by the road to rescue them.
Governor Bala Muhammed led the rescue operation by himself. Five victims who sustained various degrees of injuries were rescued by the Governor.
Respecting information gathered, the accident involved two Opel Vectra cars which had head- on- collision. Fortunately, no one among the victims was dead before they were rescued by the Governor.
Having rescued the accident victims, Senator Bala Muhammed ordered that the victims be taken to the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) in Bauchi for proper treatment.
The governor take responsibility for the victims’ hospital bill and he ordered that they should be treated immediately.
The Public Relations Officer(PPRO) of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in the state, Rilwanu Sulaiman, confirmed the incident, stating that five persons injured while nobody died in the accident.
It is very surprising that the governor could stop by the road with his convoy to rescue accident victims. This is a very good attitude that’ s worthy of emulation by everyone of us.
It is very disheartening when I see people neglecting accident victims. Most especially if the victim have a slim chance of surviving the accident, some people will neglect such a victim, claiming that they may be accused of murder or manslaughter.
It is very bad if you can’ t rescue accident victims as a good citizen of the country. Nobody knows who’ s next tomorrow. How will you feel if you are in their shoes and you are neglected by the people?
Let’ s emulate this kind action of the governor. Let’ s be our brothers keeper.