The birth of siamese twins by a housewife, Mrs. Ene Musa Andrew, at the St. Daniels hospital, Otukpo, came as a great mystery tothe people of Jerusalem street in Otukpo Local Government Area in Benue state.
There has never been any incident of this mysterious birth in any part of the various communities of the local government. Otukpo is the ancestral home of the Idoma nation, a minority tribe in the agrarian state.
It was gathered that the incident occurred penultimate Monday when the mother of the twins delivered through cesarean operation. The honed twins are still in the hospital without anyone to come for assistance.
It was also gathered that the siamese twins have four hands and three legs, two heads, two chests and noses, and that they posses the same pelvic girdle.
The proprietor of St. Daniels Hospital, Dr. M. O Daniel, said that the twins are joined together at the abdominal region with a shared female organ, with one having a healthy traces of surviving than the other.
He stated that the twins were eating well but it may result to complications if an urgent high-tech operation is not carried out outside the state and appealed to government agencies, philanthropists and religious institutions to come to the aid of the parents.
Mr. Andrew Musa, a corporal with the Nigeria Police currently serving with the Otukpo division is the father of the joined twins. He said “there has never been such strange delivery in his family lineage.
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