The arrival of baby is no doubt a blessing for couple. It is so desired and couple plan ahead for it by buying items for the baby or babies as the case may be.
But this is not so in kaida village located in Gwagwalada Area Council, a surbub of the federal Capital territory Abuja.
In this community the arrival of twins is seen as a nurse and they are killed few days after birth. For Kaida community twins are considered evil right from immemorial.
In any case, mary Slessor was not able to end this babaric act.
Only yesterday, a humanitarian Nkasi Obim, maternal health worker lead a group of doctors and health worker to the Kaida community and to their greatest surprise a nursing mother rushed out and hand her baby to the team.
Nkasi note ” as soon as was we arrived the community a nursing mother rushed and hand over us her newly born twins asking us to take it away. They were only two days old, she added ” when I asked why she gave us her babies? She said ” they will kill them in few days rime” as twins are considered evil in the community.
Investigation revealed that the mother of the twins whose identity cannot be revealed because of her safety is in her fourth delivery and all of them are twins.
She has lost the set of.twins she would not want to loose this latest arrival.
This is indeed a Clarion call for the government to ensure that traditions such as this is brought to an end.