Hassana, 22, gave birth to a baby boy in broad daylight at Kaduna Central Market, yesterday, while hundreds of people watched her. Some women formed a circle around her, while one of them played the
role of a midwife.
She had wandered around the market for years until she was spotted with pregnancy, towards the end of 2015. A trader at the market says Hassana always moves around in tattered clothes, scavenging for food around the market.
Ibrahima Yakubu, a journalist with Deutsche Welles, DW, who was at the market at the time quickly provided money to convey both mother and child to the Yusuf Danstoho Memorial Hospital, Tudun Wada, Kaduna, for proper medical assistance.
He then contacted the Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial disctrict, Senator Shehu Sani, who made some donations and also paid the hospital bills. Some well meaning Nigerians also made donations.