A team of Nigerian doctors in the the FCT performed a successful surgery to get a dagger out of the head of a biker who was attacked by his passenger.
Muhammed's brother, Mustapha Kabiru narrates that his brother had picked up a passenger to Masaka, a town in Nasarawa State that borders Abuja, for an agreed fare of #300.
Upon arrival at the destination, and asking for the fare, The Sun reports that the passenger brought out a dagger and stabbed Muhammed in the head and ran off. It remained in that position until doctors surgically removed it after several hours.
Mustapha, narrating how his brother survived the attack said: “Alas, my brother did not fall off the bike, but instead he rode on with the long dagger stuck in his head.”
“He was later taken to Pan Raf Hospital, Nyanya, where doctors led by one Dr. Odia and other members of staff battled to save his life, through emergency care."
According to the report, when Kabiru appeared to have stabilized, the doctors referred him to another hospital for proper management and care.
“An X-ray of the skull showed the dagger had gone in from the right side of the face just in front of the ear and was nearly poking out from the cheek on the other side,” a source at the hospital said.
Dr. Biodun Ogungbo, who was one of the consultant neurosurgeons who performed the surgery, shared the case through an online platform for Nigerian doctors.