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Nigeria: Woman Delivers Baby Under Lagos Bridge

The Ambulance team of the 'Operation Storm' Response Team stationed at Eti-osa on Saturday took delivery of a live, male neonate at about 4:30 PM under the Ajah Bridge.

Lagos — The Ambulance team of the 'Operation Storm' Response Team stationed at Eti-osa on Saturday took delivery of a live, male neonate at about 4:30 PM under the Ajah Bridge.

The pregnant woman, Ms. Blessing Emmanuel, a semi-destitute, with no home, no family in Lagos, and fond of roaming under the Ajah Bridge fell into labour and delivered the baby.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)'s 'Operation Storm' Response Team was the only available medical option.

"The lady, who has no home or family in Lagos, is from Cross Rivers," said the head, Public Affair, LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor in a statement yesterday.

He explained that the Response Team was stationed at Eti-Osa, under Ajah Bridge as part of the proactive measures of LASEMA to mitigate against hazards' that may trail gridlock following the closure of Third Mainland Bridge.

He noted that the timely, safe and easy delivery of a live and healthy baby boy was possible due to the presence of a complete medical team with a 'full option' Ambulance at its disposal.

After the delivery, the Ambulance team took both mother and child to Island Maternity Hospital in stable condition, for continued, expert medical care, Okunbor further said.

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