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Woman unexpectedly gives birth to baby boy at Lagos bus stop

Paramedics and some market women at the bus stop helped to deliver the baby.

Image of a Lagos bus stop used for illustrative purpose [Unsplash/Dami Akinbode]

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who made this known in a statement, said the mother and the baby were safe and sound.

"On February 19, at approximately 9:00 am, the agency's Emergency Response Team received a distress call from a neighborhood and bystanders at Onipanu Bus Stop.

"The distress call was in respect of a heavily pregnant woman who unexpectedly went into labour at the bus stop while waiting to board a bus. The LASEMA Response Team and the agency's paramedics moved in swiftly in collaboration with some market women at the bus stop.

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"We provided a temporary makeshift shelter in ensuring the safe delivery of the baby and the well-being of the mother," he said.

He said the woman, whose name was not mentioned, was successfully delivered of a bouncing baby boy amidst jubilation.

"The agency's officials after stabilising the mother and newborn infant quickly transported them to the nearest hospital for further medical care and attention," he said.

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