One of the persons displaced by armed bandits in one of the 16 villages in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State has been delivered of twins after trekking for three days to arrive at the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp located along Kaduna- Zaria Highway.
The woman, Hadiza Suleiman, from Dallatu – one of the villages displaced – was nine months pregnant when the bandits ordered them to leave.
Some of the villagers arrived LEA Primary School, Birnin Yero, on Sunday last week but Hadiza, according to her husband Suleiman Bala, went into labour immediately they arrived the camp and was rushed to a traditional birth attendant home at Birnin Yero village where she gave birth.
“She started labour before we arrived this camp but there was no way we could stop since we were all afraid the bandits maybe after us.
“But immediately we arrived after trekking for 3 days, she went into labour and we took her to a traditional birth attendance,” he said.
When our reporter met the nursing mother, she was still looking very weak due to fatigue and lost of much blood during delivery.
”I thank God I delivered the twins, a boy and a girl, safely but I’m still very weak because the woman said I needed blood and my husband doesn’t have money and we can’t return to our village in this condition,” she said.
The middle-aged traditional birth attendant, who identified herself as Ladi, said when they brought her (Dije) in labour, she couldn’t reject her because they were displaced from their villages.
“I helped her to deliver the twins but the truth is she is still very weak and needs blood. The husband doesn’t have money which is why they are still here with me,” she said.