The Nigerian Air Force (NAF)has airlifted erstwhile co-joined twins, Mercy and Grace Aeiygbenmi, along with their parents and medical team back to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State after a successful separation at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, Adamawa State.
The director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said the airlift is in fulfillment of the promise made on 2 January 2020, when they were airlifted from Yenagoa, Bayelsa State to Yola in Adamawa State.
He said the twins and their parents arrived the Bayelsa International Airport in company of the NAF Chief of Medical Services (CMS), Air Commodore Gideon Bako, onboard a NAF Beechcraft KingAir 350i aircraft.
“They were received on arrival by the deputy governor of Bayelsa State, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, as well as other members of the Bayelsa State executive council and the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of FMC Yenagoa, Dr Dennis Allagoa, who expressed their appreciation to the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, and the entire NAF family for the humanitarian airlift as well as the support provided throughout the process”, he said.
He added,”the parents of the twins similarly expressed gratitude to all those who played various roles in the successful separation of the twins, including the medical teams at the FMCs in Yenagoa and Yola as well as the NAF personnel who participated in the airlift”.