Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:46 pm
A 44-year-old woman, Hanne Sulaiman, has given birth to sextuplets in Dutse, Jigawa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
NAN reports that the delivery of the sextuplets came barely 18 years after the woman gave birth to a set of twins.
The delivery occurred at Dantaye village in Dutse Local Government Area of the state.
The development came as a surprise among the inhabitants of Dantaye settlement, who viewed the delivery as extraordinary.
NAN reports that hundreds of people trooped to the General Hospital Dutse to see the woman.
A 60-year-old Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA), who took delivery of the first two babies some minutes after 12 a.m. on Jan. 15, told NAN on Wednesday that she had never came across such incident throughout her experience.
“When she delivered, one was alive and one was dead, but after some minutes the other died too,’’ she however said.
Ms Aziba Rebecca, a health worker at the Basic Health Clinic Sakwaya, who took the delivery of the second two babies on Jan. 16, also told NAN that the woman delivered at about 5 p.m.
Rebecca, a trained Community Birth Attendant (CBA), further said that the woman was later referred to General Hospital Dutse, for proper medical attention.
“She was brought to this facility between 3 p.m and 4 p.m., after she gave birth to two babies at home.
“She also delivered two babies here, all males, one alive one dead, but before we referred her to Dutse, the other died also,’’ she said.
Hajiya Hajara Bello, a Midwife in-charge of Maternity Ward in Dutse General Hospital, confirmed to NAN that Mrs Sulaiman was received on referral from Sakwaya Basic Health Clinic.
“She was checked and discharged from the general hospital. But she was brought back the following day where she delivered the sixth baby at about 8.30 a.m.
“We will check her Packed Cell Volume (PCV), and if there is no problem, we discharge her to go home and rest,” Bello said.
Malam Halliru Sulaiman, the husband of the woman, who confirmed the development, told NAN that his wife gave birth to six babies, but they all died.
“But we have left everything to Allah, the Giver and Taker,” said Sulaiman.
Mrs Sulaiman, who looked healthy and strong, told NAN correspondent who visited her in Dutse General Hospital Dutse that she has been attending antenatal when the pregnancy was four months old.
“But I am feeling okay now; no pain anywhere on my body. I have left everything to Almighty Allah as I already have five children alive,” she said. (NAN)