Woman gives birth to quadruplets after 17 years


A Nurse, Hadiza Ndayebo, has been delivered of quadruplets at the Jumai Babangida Aliyu Maternal and Neonatal Hospital in Minna, after 17 years of childlessness.

One of the babies, however, died immediately after delivery.

Hadiza said she got pregnant through artificial insemination after waiting for so long.

“I went through artificial insemination because I have been battling with infertility for over 17 years. By December 28, it will be my 17th year in marriage.

“Although 10 years ago, I had a normal pregnancy but I delivered pre-term at 28 weeks, and the baby died after some days.”

Hadiza, who is the second wife to her husband, said none of her relatives believed her when she gave them the news. Though one of the babies dies, she is grateful for the compensation after waiting for so long, she added.

“The babies were two male and two female. Losing one of the female is the will of God. My family did not believe I was carrying quadruplets but they were joyous when it came.

“There were a lot of challenges for the 17 years I waited because a couple without a child is naked. Being patient was not easy because there were some things that you will not be able to tolerate,” she said.

Her husband, Alfa Mamood, was happy with the multiple births. He said their 17 years of endurance, patience and prayers finally paid off.

It was gathered Hadiza was admitted for over seven months so her health could be monitored.