A pair of conjoined twin babies have been born in Tondo of Miya in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi state in northern Nigeria this weekend.
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According to local sources, the unusual children were delivered at home and later transfered to Atbu Teaching Hospital, where they are receiving treatment.

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The babies were delivered at home

The twins, whose sex is still unknown, are joined at the abdominal region and share genitals. They also have four hands and legs, two heads and chests.
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They were later transfered to Atbu Teaching Hospital

According to their mother, Mrs Adama San, who comes from Fulani nomads, their family is very poor that is why she appeals to philanthropists and other kind hearted people wishing to help them.

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The twins’ sex is still unknown

Conjoined twins are identical twins joined in utero. An extremely rare phenomenon, the occurrence is estimated to range from 1 in 49,000 births to 1 in 189,000 births, with a somewhat higher incidence in Southeast Asia, Africa and Brazil.
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They are joined at the abdominal region and share genitals

Approximately half are stillborn, and an additional one-third die within 24 hours. Most live births are female, with a ratio of 3:1. Most stillborns are male.

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They also have four hands and legs, two heads and chests

Surgery to separate conjoined twins may range from very easy to very hard, depending on the point of attachment and the internal parts that are shared.