A street hawker who suffers from asthma has narrowly escaped a tragic death in Abuja as passerby saved her after she had an attack in public.
The Good Samaritan who is a civil servant, Lawrence Alabi, used a jar of honey to save the life of the female hawker who was suffering from asthma attack on Monday, February 20.
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According to The Nation, the incident took place at Berger roundabout in Abuja, after the lady sold bananas to Alabi and he noticed that she was struggling to breathe.
He said: “I walked up to the lady and asked her to sell me some bananas and as she handed me the bananas with my change, I noticed her breathing strangely.”
“As I walked away, I noticed her wheezing and holding her chest. So, I walked back to her and asked if she was asthmatic and she nodded yes.”
“I asked her for her inhaler and she seemed not to have it on her. As people gathered I asked around for an inhaler but no one was able to provide one but I saw a woman holding a jar of honey so I begged her for it.”
“I had read somewhere that honey had anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy agents, so I was certain it will help with her wheezing.”
“I poured the honey onto my handkerchief and placed it around her nose and mouth, hoping that it will improve her breathing and thankfully it worked.”
“I believe it was God who put me there at that time and used me as a tool to save her.”
After the incident, the young lady who sellers banana for a living was immediately given money by a bystander to purchase an inhaler.