Describing the strange development as conginental malformation, Medical
Director of the hospital, Dr Stanley Bwala said the malformation could have
been forestalled if the woman was attending antenatal care regularly and
advised pregnant women to always avail themselves to routine ante natal
However, it was gathered that as soon as the hunter heard about the delivery,
he came and removed the monster from the hospital, even as observers believed
the abnormal birth was a usual occurrence to hunters who have killed several
animals during hunting.
In a brief chat with elder Adah Okoh, a traditional ruler in the area, he noted
that in the Idoma tradition, such child should not be allowed to stay with the
mother for fear of reincarnation. Asked if the monster should be buried alive
or killed, elder Okoh said that should be left for the family to decide.
The world is surely coming to an end