Bauchi Pregnant Woman Slices Her Stomach Due To Labour Pains (Photo)

SUZAN EDEH

BAUCHI – Residents of Bedi community in Bauchi are still battling to recover from shocks over the tragic death of 42year old woman in Bauchi, Hassana Muhammadu, who cut her stomach with a sharp razor due to intense labour pains.

Hassana,an indigene of Bedi village in
Ganjuwa local government was married to Mallam Muhammadu Maikudi, a
trader and the union was blessed with seven children.

Sources
in the village say that Hassana was previously married to another man
who she had two children before she remarried Mallam Muhammadu.

Daily
Independent reports that the unfortunate incident, which threw the
residents of the community into shock, happened on the 27th of January
2019, around 8pm. On that fateful day, there was no inkling that the
deceased who served her husband and his friend food earlier in the
afternoon will decide to resort to cutting her stomach open because she
was suffering from labour pains.

Her husband, who narrated to
Daily Independent how the incident happened, said that he was still in
shock and could not believe that his wife could go to the extent of
taking her own life.

“I got a call from a neighbour that my wife
wanted me to come home because she was not feeling well. When I got
home, I met her in intense labour pains, so I decided to call a
traditional birth attendant who can assist her with the labour, but my
wife insisted that I should call her junior sister who lives nearby to
attend to her.

“So I went to look for her junior sister who
followed me to the house. On getting inside the room, her sister shouted
and called me to come to the room. When I got into the room, I saw my
wife in a pool of blood with her stomach ripped open as result of a
sharp razor blade with which she used to cut her stomach open because
she was in pains”

“ I then sought the help of the village head
who later came to my house with some of his subjects. The village head
then arranged for a vehicle that will convey my wife to a nearby
hospital, but we later changed our minds and took her to the Abubakar
Tafawa Balewa Hospital, Bauchi because the case was an emergency one and
the hospital had experienced doctors who could attend quickly to her
case. Unfornuately for me, on getting to the hospital, my wife gave up
the ghost. We have buried her according to Islamic rites”

He
expressed sadness over the incident, saying that his wife had been
suffering from mental disorders which made her to always isolate herself
from people.

According to a source , Hassana does not associate with other women and always kept to herself.

“She
is always keeping to herself and does not mingle with people.
Sometimes, you just see her talking to herself or doing things
abnormally. We did not know that this will be the height of this mental
problem she has been suffering from,” the source said

The village
head of Bedi community, Muhammad Idris, expressed grief over the
incident, saying that such a thing has never occurred in the history of
the community.

“I was in my house, when a boy ran to me that
Mallam Maikudi’s wife was in labour pains and needed my assistance. I
felt maybe the husband wanted me to help him get a vehicle to convey his
wife to the hospital since this is not her first pregnancy,
unfornuately when I got to his house, what I saw shook me to my bones”

“I
saw the woman lying in her pool of blood with her stomach torn open. At
first I thought she fell down or she was attacked by someone, only for
me to be told that she used a razor blade to tear her stomach open
because she was in pains. I decided to arrange for a vehicle to convey
her to the hospital for treatment, unfornuately on getting to the
hospital, we lost her,”he added.

Source:- Independentng