Saudi driver saves an expat girl from potential kidnapping

This week was marked by a heroic story that was widely shared on social media. A Saudi man, who has been identified as Nayef bin Drizi Al Wahbi Al Harbi, was doing his job on a usual basis. Yet his wittiness and carefulness allowed him to save a woman from the attack.

He has worked as a soldier before

Al Harbi, who had previously served as a soldier now provides services as a driver. He was, on his usual duty and was giving drop services to a group of female teachers. His mother was along with him. He had dropped all teachers except one who was to be dropped last.

When he reached the home of the last teacher, who is an expat female, he found something strange outside her house. Being a responsible citizen, he asked the lady to sit along his mother in the vehicle while he assures that everything is fine.

He was attacked by two men

Yet as soon as he approached the stairs of the house he was attacked by two men who were waiting there armed with dangerous weapons. The 31 years old young man was stabbed multiple times by them.

The young man was stabbed at the arm; however, he resisted the attack and as he was not their actual prey, they ran away. In his own words, Al-Harbi told that he noticed a moving shadow outside the house of the teacher and thereby wanted to assure if everything was fine.

They ran off after stabbing his arm

He left the teacher with his mother in the vehicle and went forth to investigate. As soon as he approached the door, he was attacked by two men who were hiding underneath the staircase.  They stabbed the arm and after a few minutes of battle, they ran off.

The teacher was crying as her children were at home while her mother was disturbed by the whole event. The story has now become a trending social media story and people are claiming the young man as a hero. His humanitarian act has helped the woman be safe. He indeed made a selfless act.

Al Harbi is safe now

Some people had been worried about his health and thereby inquired. The news says that he has been safe. He was given timely medical assistance which allowed him to recover his wounds.

Some also expressed concerns for the woman. What if the driver had not taken a timely action? The men would have harmed the woman and her children. The people are calling the authorities to look into the matter and hold the culprits accountable.

Source: Sabq

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.