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Woman gives birth to Monkey-like Baby in Benue

It
sure sounds unbelievable, but a young Nigerian woman has been delivered of a
monkey-like monster in Otukpo, a popular town in Benue State.
The outré event
took place recently at St Theresa Hospital, Otukpo, when the woman said to be
the wife of a hunter from Oju Local Government Area of the state gave birth to
a creature that looks like a monkey.

The strange delivery came as a surprise to the already mother of nine the who
had successfully delivered nine children in the past and was having her 10th
child before the strange creature visited her.
According
to an eyewitness, when the news broke out, residents of the town, especially
those at the nearby Otukpo main market rushed to the hospital to see for themselves.

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
treatment.
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

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: tireni.adabayo@kemifilani.ng

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