Sunday, May 10, 2015

Displaced Borno Woman Names Baby After President Elect Buhari

More and more people have continued to identify with the electoral success of the president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, as Aisha Usman, one of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the Lamido Lawan model primary school, Girei, Adamawa State, has named her newborn baby after the Katsina-born retired General.

Ms Usman, who put to bed between the presidential and governorship elections, said she named her baby ‘Buhari’ in honour of the retired General in order to remind her of the circumstances of the child’s birth. She and her husband were displaced from Askira Uba local government of Borno State when Boko Haram invaded their community in November 2014.

She was pregnant at the time and fled to Yola, where she discovered the IDP camp in Girei, a town in Adamawa State. She was delivered of her baby at the camp’s maternity being run by three health and environmental officers. At the maternity home, which used to be an assistant head master’s office prior to its conversion to a maternity home, Helen Mamza, an environmental health officer and Jummai Mahmuda, a community health extension worker from Madagali, Borno State, were among the people that assisted in the delivery


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