Doctors have delivered a 34-year-old woman, Hauwa’u Sulaiman, a mother of 13, of a set of quadruplets at Gambo Sawaba General Hospital in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Mrs Sulaiman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Zaria that she now had 17 children, adding that the quadruplets she was delivered of on June 5 was her eighth delivery.
Sulaiman and the babies were transferred to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) for better care.
She, however, said the only male among the quadruplets died before they arrived ABUTH.
The remaining three infants, the woman added, had been placed under observation at the paediatrics care unit.
Sulaiman said she received two pints of blood during delivery.
“I am very healthy and strong but the medical experts advised that I need to be monitored very well before they can discharge me,’’ she said.
Her husband, Sulaiman Mohammed, confirmed that his wife had twice in the past given birth to a set of triplets; a set of twins two times, and given birth to three babies at different times before the quadruplets.
Mr Mohammed, a driver, expressed gratitude to Allah for the wonderful gift of the babies.
He added that he receives assistance from his older brother whenever such needs arose.
The leading consultant in the paediatrics unit at ABUTH, Dr Isa Abdulkadir, said the three babies were in good condition.