Likora: A Forgotten Kaduna Community Where Account Officer Turns Health Attendant, Takes Delivery of Pregnant Women •••••How I Lost 8 Children to Childbirth – Man Narrates Ordeal

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•••••How I Lost 8 Children to Childbirth – Man Narrates Ordeal

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By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna

“It’s so painful and I don’t want to talk about it. Each time I remember them, I feel traumatized, that is not a good experience for a father or any parents, death of 8 children is enough to frustrate any family for life.”

That was how Nuhu Kassim, a farmer and husband of 3 wives with 10 children living in Agwan Dan Yamman settlement within Likora community, Rigachikun Ward of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State, started the narration of how he lost 8 children to the cold hands of death within fifteen years, amidst tears, because of difficulty in accessing medical facility.

This newspaper had launched an investigation, following information that maternal and child deaths is rampant and very high in Likora community, where a projected number of over 20 women and children die annually.

Likora: A Forgotten Kaduna Community Where Account Officer Turns Health Attendant, Takes Delivery of Pregnant Women •••••How I Lost 8 Children to Childbirth – Man Narrates Ordeal

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