- A 33-year-old IDP in Zamfara state has given birth to a set of quadruplets
- The woman had previously had seven deliveries, including a set of twins
- She was assisted by traditional birth attendants at the IDP; but was subsequently moved to a specialist hospital
Zainab Salisu, a 33-year-old internally displaced person (IDP) in Maradun camp, Zamfara, has been delivered of a set of quadruplets: two males and two females.
A statment sent to NAIJ.com by Zayyanu Mukhtar Jibril explained that Mrs Salisu, who hails from Gidan Dan-Guntu village in Maradun district, was delivered of the babies on Sunday, August 19, without complications.
The father of the quadruplets, Malam Salisu Muhammad, told journalists before the delivery, that his wife attended antenatal care only once at the Maradun General Hospital.
He said: “Even then, her condition seemed normal but she could not get back to the hospital due to fear of attacks by bandits; and so we managed her at home since this was not her first pregnancy.
“We, however, noticed that this particular pregnancy was too big but since she has had seven deliveries including a set of twins, we paid less attention.”
Muhammad said the woman went into a brief labour in the early hours of Sunday and she was assisted by traditional birth attendants at the IDP. He said that that when he reported the development to the camp officials, they moved the mother and her quadruplets to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau, the state capital.
A medical personnel from Maradun local government who pleaded for anonymity, disclosed that they decided to bring them to the hospital because “we believe they will receive better care.”
Zainab and her husband were among the more than 12,000 people displaced from nearly 20 communities in five local government areas of Maru, Maradun, Zurmi, Shinkafi and Anka, following nefarious activities of bandits in the last three months.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a woman in Ibadan, Oyo state, welcomed beautiful and healthy quadruplet babies, but stated that she needed help to take care of them.
The woman identified as Morufat Jimoh welcomed her quadruplet babies at Akungbile Moniya Hospital in Ibadan. She was already a mother to a boy before birthing her four little girls.
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