After 13 other children – eight males and five females, a couple has welcomed quadruplets…
For 45-year-old Malam Lawali Ibrahim and 35-year-old Malama Shafa’atu, parents of the four healthy baby girls, it is a rare excitement to have quadruplets. Their faces showed rapturous bliss as they spoke on their new source of joy delivered on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Illela town.
Having quadruplets is noted to be a rare occurrence, it is therefore not surprising that Lawali’s residence on the outskirts of Illela is now a celebrated house with virtually everyone in the town identifying with the parents.
Beaming with smiles, Malama Shafa ‘atu narrated her experience to Daily Trust.
“One came first, followed by two in a bag and then the fourth came,” she said.
She recounted how at the early stage of the pregnancy, there was confusion on whether she was carrying a pregnancy or not.
“After a series of tests during my antenatal visits to the hospital, some medical personnel told me I was not carrying any pregnancy, contrary to the finding of my family doctor that I was pregnant. What baffled me was the fact that I was having my monthly menstruation even when my family doctor confirmed that I was pregnant until after five to six months when the pregnancy started growing,” she said.She said during her antenatal visits, she was told that she was carrying twins. The quadruplets are not the couple’s first children, they have 13 other children-eight males and five females.