A house wife in Ningi local government area of Bauchi State has given birth to conjoined twin girls. The twins were delivered through a Caesarean Section at the General Hospital Ningi a week ago.
Speaking on the birth of the conjoined twins, the doctor who performed the operation to remove the twins, Dr Sama’ila Mato Jahun, said that 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.
Speaking, the father of the twins, Suleiman Usman, said that, his wife, Habiba 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. Usman said he got married to Habiba two years ago and she had a miscarriage a year ago after which she became pregnant again and gave birth to the conjoined twins.
According to him, although the mother and the children are healthy, she lacks breast milk to feed them so they are being fed with baby fomula.
He said the emir of Ningi has given some money to assist them buy baby feeds. The father, who was visibly agitated, said he was concerned about the future of his conjoined children. “I have been seeing pictures of conjoined twins on the internet and on television, but I have never thought of how their families cope until now. Alhamdulillahi, their birth is a trial from Allah and only He knows how their live s will be. I thank him for his mercies,” he said.