At the Federal Medical Center Umuahia, Oluomachi Nwoye, a 24-year-old final-year student at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (MOUAU), Abia state, gave birth to a group of five infants.
The two boys and three girls quintuplets, who are believed to be the first quintuplets to be delivered at the hospital, were born on Monday, October 3, at 9:15 p.m.
The two boys are reportedly getting special care in the hospital’s “in-born unit,” according to Vanguard.
Mrs. Priscilla Nwojo, the mother of Oluomachi, made a plea for the government and well-meaning Nigerians to assist the family, noting that she is thrilled by the gift of quintuplets to her daughter and thinks such unusual blessings sometimes come with their own hardships.
She claims that caring for even one infant is difficult, let alone five.
“I thank God for this special gift. I’m a trader. I deal on pap and my husband is a tailor. We will be happy if Government can come to our help because it’s not easy to take care of one (baby), not to talk of five. But we thank God in everything”. She said.