A peasant farmer and father of five, Lucious Kanvong, was blessed with quadruplet through his 28-year-old wife, Paulina.
The couple is from Assu village, Takad chiefdom, Kaura local government area of Kaduna state. According to a resident doctor, the quadruplet were delivered prematurely through caesarean section of the Kaura General Hospital with a weight between 1.25 and 1.40 kilogramme.
The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Mercy Atyong said the two male and the two females were delivered at 35 weeks gestation and needed incubator and close monitoring for their survival. “We are planning to transfer them to Jos University Teaching Hospital for specialist attention,” she said.
The father of the quadruplets, Kanvong, who said he was confused about his fortune, called on Nigerians for help. “I'm a farmer and with my predicament, I am confused and don’t know what to do. The survival of these children lies on the government and the general public because we really need help,” he said.