The journalist was travelling to Ibadan for an editorial meeting.
A journalist with the Nigerian Tribune, James Bwala, on Tuesday survived when his car somersaulted multiple times after he attempted to avoid a head on collision with an oncoming car along Maiduguri-Kano road.
Mr. Bwala, the Borno and Yobe states correspondent of Tribune, was on his way to attend the editorial meeting of his newspaper scheduled to hold in Ibadan on Saturday, when he almost drove into an oncoming Volkswagen golf car near Auno Village at about 7 a.m.
Witnesses who saw his Honda car said the car somersaulted about ten times as it skidded off the road while trying to avoid a head on collision with an oncoming commercial cab.
The journalist was rescued from the badly damaged car without any serious injuries.
“Nobody had thought that the person driving the vehicle is still alive until we got to the car and pulled him out with some minor bruises and a piece of broken glass that stuck in his head,” said one of the village rescuers, Aliu Babale, who assisted the journalist out of the wrecked car.
Mr. Bwala has since been treated at the Government House clinic in Maiduguri.
“I give thanks unto God for his kindness and mercies,” he said while appreciating his colleagues who stormed his Maiduguri home to sympathise with him.
“The accident would have resulted into a different thing. But God has decreed that I shall not die now.”