A 33-year-old woman, Zainab Salisu, an internally displaced person in Maradun camp, Zamfara, delivered a set of quadruplets, two boys and two girls yesterday, Sunday August 19th.
The excited father of the quadruplets, Salisu Muhammad, said they were suprised that this particular pregnancy was very big when compared to the seven other pregnancies Zainab has had previously in which she welcomed a set of twins. Salisu said his wife went into a brief labour in the early hours of Sunday and she was assisted by traditional birth attendants at the IDP.
When she gave birth, the IDP officials moved the mother and her quadruplet to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau, the state capital.
Zaynab and her husband were among more than 12,000 people displaced from nearly 20 communities in five local government areas of Maru, Maradun, Zurmi, Shinkafi and Anka following several attacks by armed bandits.