According to reports reaching Lailasnews.com, A Nigerian man has taken to his Facebook profile to call out the federal government after a young lady died during childbirth at the Bakassi Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp.
The man identified as Peter Enyievi took to the social media to share how the girl fell into labour and no choice than to welcome her baby on the floor in a classroom before she gave up
Aside from speaking about the young girl, he also seized the opportunity to call out the federal government. He asked that when will they look into the plight of the Bakassi returnees, Naij reported.
Enyievi’s post reads:
“Easter Celebration turned sorrow in Bakassi IDP Camp after a young Woman dies during Child Birth. ‘How many more women need to die before Federal Government of Nigeria will look into the plight of Bakassi returnee’s?’
Another woman has died while giving birth to a baby on the floor in a dilapidated class room at Bakassi IDP camp last week. young Woman by name Enobong Asuquo at Akwa Ikot Eyo Internally Displaced Camp of Bakassi Returnees at Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State on 27th March, 2018 died after childbirth following retained placenta and post partum haemorrhage.
Speaking, the deceased husband, Chief Asuquo Etim Asuquo pleaded with the Government and concerned individuals to come to their aid by assisting him bury his late wife who gave up ghost after child delivery in the IDP Camp under unfavorable condition. He also called for help in taking care of the new born as the have nothing in the camp to hold on to.
Narrating the incidence, the Camp leader Etim Okon Ene said at 2am late Enebong Asuquo went into labour, there was no means of taking her to the nearest health center she successfully gave birth to a baby boy but had retained placenta. She bleeds to death. He said this may not have occurred if the Federal Government had listen to their pleas of having a better place to live, hospital and source of livelihood.
According to Ene, the corpse was deposited at a mud house and has not been buried because there is no money to buy coffin. He said the Governor of Cross River Sen Ben Ayade has helped them from the lean resources of state but he cannot carry burden of 3500 families alone.
FG must come and fulfill its part. Mr Ene called on everyone involved in the seeding of Bakassi to Cameroon to respect the Green Tree Agreement which did not state that Bakassi indigenes should be homeless, die of complicated diseases, lack good road, hospitals and infrastructures. He said the late woman had given birth to a bouncing baby boy by name Samuel, leaving behind the husband, Chief Asuquo Etim Asuquo.
Ene noted that the first form of assistance was given to them by Channels Reporter, Imani which they have used it in buying baby food and pampers.’ Speaking, Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu said she mourns with the family and the entire bakassi returnee community.
She noted sadly that the Federal Government of Nigeria is not being sincere with the issue of Bakassi returnees and IDPs in Cross River State. I wonder how many more people need to die before the Federal Government of Nigeria will look into the issue of Internally Displaced Persons of Bakassi.”