Girl ‘born’ with Arabic inscription on her chest in Sokoto

baby born with Arabic inscription

A girl has been reportedly born in Sokoto State with an Arabic inscription on her chest, thigh and back.

Born on March 2, 2019, the baby was also said to have come into the world with a crescent sign on her ankle.

She is the fourth child of her police officer father identified as Hussaini, based in Katsina.

The 24-year-old mother, Saratu Yusuf, a native of Garkan Sardauna, Sokoto North LGA, told journalists that there was no complication before and after delivery of the child who weighed 2.5kg at birth.

“The pregnancy went very smoothly much more than others. I had no complication, from the beginning to the day I gave birth at Police Clinic along Barth Road Sokoto. The labour started at about 6 am and delivered exactly at 6pm,” she said.

The woman added that she did “not notice anything at the hospital until we got home when my elder sister wanted to bathe her, she discovered the inscription on her chest, thigh and back. She also has a crescent sign on her ankle.”

Crowds have thronged their residence to witness first-hand the mystery baby.

The mother said, among the peculiar things discovered on the girl, is that she cannot have the earring hole on her ear lobe as after several attempts, the skin would not open.

The baby will be named on Saturday (tomorrow) after the father returns home from election duty.

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, on receiving the baby in his palace praised Allah for His wonders. He also donated N100,000, a ram and five pieces of clothing materials to the family.