A house wife, Habiba Usman, who resides in the Ningi local government area of Bauchi State has welcomed conjoined twin girls. Habiba’s husband, Suleiman Usman, spoke to Pressmen saying she had a miscarriage two years ago and became pregnant last year.
Usman said that his wife showed slight signs of labour for about five days so he took her to the hospital where she was attending ante natal clinic.
“When we went to the hospital we were told to go for a scan and after the scan the doctors told us that she had to be operated upon after which they were delivered with the unusual twins. Since their birth, people have been trooping to the hospital to catch a glimpse and the thing is becoming unbearable because we have to call security to control people. We don’t know how we can cope when we are discharged from the hospital” he said
Speaking on the birth of the conjoined twins, the doctor who performed the operation to remove the twins, Dr Sama’ila Mato Jahun, said the decision to perform the ceasarean section to remove the twins followed a scan that revealed they were in an awkward position.
“When a scan was conducted, it showed that they were lying in a position that will not allow their passage through the birth canal so we recommended a CS to remove them. In the course of the operation we discovered that they are conjoined twins. They are healthy but they have only one stomach, four arms, and three legs. So their physiology is very delicate,” he said