By Samuel Oyadongha and Emem Idio
Ms. Ayebaekipreye Ebinyefa, the mother of the separated conjoined twins after a four-hour surgery performed on January 2 at the Federal Medical Center, Yola, Adamawa State, said that the successful separation of the conjoined twins has saved her from being ridiculed and labeled a witch. for its people in the Nembe area of Bayelsa State.
He spoke after his arrival at Bayelsa International Airport in the company of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Chief of Medical Services, CMS, Air Commodore Gideon Bako; husband, estranged twins and their medical team aboard a NAF Beechcraft KingAir 350i aircraft.
Ebinyefa said that the success of the surgery and the survival of her twins have saved her from the ridicule and evil of being labeled a witch, saying: “I am happy about the success of the operation. As you can see, the twins are happy and kicking. “
She said that while the surgery lasted, she was scared and prayed for its success, adding: “Before I went for surgery at Yola, I received insults and was labeled a witch. Some said the children came out united by my stubbornness and witchcraft.
“While the surgery was being performed, I prayed earnestly that I couldn’t get such wicked names and lose the children. I turned the operation over to God and it saved me from the evil blushes of my people.
“I have faith in God and I told him to take control. I want to thank our benefactor, Gabriel Jonah. He was the envoy of God who was used to save me from death. Because without their intervention during the birth of the babies, they would have killed us.
“He took us from Nembe to Yenagoa and finally connected everyone involved with this success. In the last eight months, he has nurtured and cared for us up to this point. “
On the drama at Bayelsa Airport, where the state’s Lieutenant Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, appeared with a crowd of government officials to greet them, the father of the separated twins, Ayebaikemi Ralph, expressed his dismay at the officials’ action. of the state government. insisting that state government officials were not involved in the operations that led to the twins’ survival.
“I was shocked and surprised when I saw them at the airport to greet us,” he said.
Our well-being financed by the APC chieftain
He explained that the well-being of his family and that of his separated twins was financed by a head of the Congress of All Progressives, APC, in the state, Chief Gabriel Jonah.
He said: “After the Siamese were born on December 12, 2019, no one came to our rescue, not even the state government. But Chief Jonah stepped in and was ready to sponsor our overseas medical trip, but FMC Adamawa stepped in and did a good job.
“We want to apologize to Chief Jonah for the open display of the lieutenant governor of the state and his team. My family and I would never forget everything Chief Jonah did for the survival of my twins. He saved us as a family. “