An internally displaced woman identified as Zainab Salisu from Gidan Dan-Guntu village in Maradun District of Zamfara State, gave birth to quadruplets on Sunday without complications.
The 33-year-old internally displaced woman who was delivered of a set of quadruplets — two males and two females, only attended her antenatal care once at the Maradun General Hospital. The father of quadruplets, Malam Salisu Muhammad, who spoke to newsmen, said her condition seemed normal but she could not get back to the hospital due to fear of attacks.
“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,” he explained.
According to him, his wife went into a brief labour in the early hours of Sunday and she was assisted by traditional birth attendants at the IDP. Malam Salisu Muhammad further disclosed that when he reported the incident to the camp officials, they moved the mother and her quadruplet to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau, the state capital.
A medical personnel from Maradun Local Government who pleaded for anonymity, told NAN that they decided to bring them to the hospital because “we believe they will receive better care. 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 nefarious activities of bandits in the last three months.
Also attacks on Fura Girke, Nawaje, Kantawa, Unguwar Mata, Ingwai, Tudun Wada, Lilo, Yargeba, Majiro, Kanawa, Takoka, Gundungyal, Bantsa and Makera communities have forced hundreds of the residents to flee their homes.