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Who Is The Father? Mentally deranged woman gives birth in Kaduna market

A mad woman who was impregnated by an unknown man has been delivered of a baby in Kaduna.

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Hassana, the mad woman and her baby play

Hassana, the mad woman and her baby


The questions on the lips of shocked market men and women at the Kaduna Central Market was who must have gotten a mentally deranged woman pregnant, after she put to bed in the market on Sunday, January 17, 2016.

According to the reports in Vanguard, the mad woman popularly called Hassana, was delivered of the baby herself in front of a bank adjacent the Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC), as hundreds of onlookers watch.

As she was still struggling to bring forth another life, some women formed a circle around her, while one of the women played the role of a midwife.

The mentally ill woman, it was gathered, had been wondering around the market for years till she disappeared and was only spotted a few weeks back with the pregnancy which no one knew who was responsible for.

An eyewitness said:

“She moves in tattered clothes, scavenging for food around this market.

Now, someone has impregnated her and God has helped her to get a fine baby boy. Many people are looking for this blessing, but He chose to give it to a woman who is not even in her senses. And the father seems not to exist.”

It was also learnt that a journalist with the Deutsche Welles Radio in Kaduna, Ibrahim Yakubu, who was at the market at the time quickly, provided money to convey both mother and child to the Yusuf Danstoho Memorial Hospital, Tudun Wada area of the state, for proper medical assistance.

The journalist then contacted the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, who made some donations to both mother and child and also paid the hospital bills, just as well meaning Nigerians trooped to the hospital to donate various items including packets of pampers, bottles of Olive oil, baby cloths, underwear, assorted baby foods and milk.

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