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Monday, 3 July 2017

Photo: After 17 years of childlessness, Nigerian couple welcome a set of twins only to lose them in a fatal accident 5 months later

After 17 years of childlessness, Nasarawa State- born couple, Shedrack and Mercy Audu welcomed a set of twins, a boy and girl on November 7, 2016. The children christened Joseph and Philomena, were killed in a fatal accident on Monday, April 17, on their way to Makurdi, Benue State.
Speaking to Sunday Sun, Shedrack, a lecturer at Nasarawa State Polytechnic said they went to Makurdi, on the invitation of his bosom friend, Fidelis Mbaka, to show him their bundles of joy.

On that fateful day, the couple set out with the babies at about 10.30am aboard a commuter vehicle, which took off from the Lafia motor park en-route Makurdi.
A 911 vehicle loaded with yam coming from the opposite direction rammed into their vehicle while manouvring off a crater, killing seven persons on the spot including the 5-month old twin babies. Among the dead were the driver and four other passengers aboard the Toyota car in which Shedrack was travelling with his family.
The couple, who were the only survivors were rescued and rushed to the General Hospital, Daudu, where they were revived and placed on intensive care for one week, before being transferred to the Dalhatu Specialist Hospital, Lafia, Nasarawa State capital. They were recently certified fit and discharged.
“My brother, life is worthless and meaningless to me now; I have surrendered my life to God. I am 50 years old while my wife is 42; we have allowed God to do His wish”, says Shedrack, as he told the story of his battle with childlessness before a breakthrough, but the joy was short-lived.
“My twins were born on November 7, 2016, and they died on April 17, 2017. I met my wife who is of Eggon extraction from Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, in 1998 at the University of Jos where I was studying for my Master’s degree in Business Management; she was a student in the Theatre Arts department. We dated for a year and got married. Three years after our marriage, there was no pregnancy and we became worried; we visited Dalhatu Specialist Hospital for medical checkup and after a detailed examination, it was discovered that she did an abortion in 1997 through a quack doctor, which affected her womb.
“From that time till 2016, we were in and out of the hospital trying to see how she could conceive to no avail. We were initially afraid that once she reached menopause, it would be a big problem; she suggested we go for in-vitro fertilization (IVF-test tube) where the eggs and sperm are fertilized outside the womb into test tube, but I disagreed. We remained faithful to God until February 2016, when she conceived naturally and delivered through caesarian operation. We were extremely happy, but God has taken them away”, he lamented.
Shedrack, who hails from Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, also gave graphic details of the fatal crash, which claimed his babies.
“As we were approaching Daudu in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, a fully loaded 911 truck was dodging a pothole at the time our car was also negotiating to dodge it; the truck rammed into our car. My wife was carrying our female baby, Philomina, while I lapped the male, Joseph; they died instantly as they were badly hit by fragments of the crushed car; the driver and four other passengers also died on the spot, while my wife and I sustained injuries. We were taken to the Daudu General Hospital unconscious, but my twin babies who died instantly were taken to Lafia and buried by my younger brother who was contacted through my telephone”.

Source: Sunday Sun

52 comments:

Neneh Diallo said...

I dear

Davido's driver said...

This is too sad

Ogwologwo said...

That woman is evil drive her out and get yourself a new wife, some men can't see a simple handwriting on the wall, bro you are next in line to go if you don't do something now.RIP in advance

Anonymous said...

You see why God held off on sending them babies? When we are unable to have children or something else we desire, it is important that we carefully pray for discernment. I also know of a woman many years ago who had a baby every year because she wanted a boy. Boy came as #7. He was crushed by a car while crossing the road at age of 13. Woman still has all girls. Did she need to go through all that pain? No.

God help console this couple in this time of immense pain.

Anonymous said...

Bros, did you have to mention that your wife did an abortion in 1997, to a national daily?
May the Lord comfort you and your wife, I pray that the Lord with wipe your tears and make you happy again. Your new babies are on the way IJN.
God bless you

Anonymous said...

God you are still on the throne. Rest Peacefully lovely babies. Sad!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, that friend that invited them to see the twins might be demonic.he might have sacrificed them in the coven.why didn't he come to see the twins instead?

Anonymous said...

Thank God for u guys lives God still has a lot the offer u and ur wife sir. He will surely heal ur wounds IJN... And u guys will be surprised with new bundle of joy..

Beauty Osas said...

So sad but thank God the accident did not take their lives as well. When there is life there is hope. God who did it before will still do again.

tsalz said...

So so so sad

Anonymous said...

There r things beyond d ordinary eye. Check yourselves.... Maybe both of u were child kidnappers in ur past life! Maybe u r both destined not to bring children, whatever it is, ur case is a special case in front of God Almighty.... Thank God d souls of d lil ones have returned back without knowing sin. May God give u strength to carry on

Anonymous said...

There r things beyond d ordinary eye. Check yourselves.... Maybe both of u were child kidnappers in ur past life! Maybe u r both destined not to bring children, whatever it is, ur case is a special case in front of God Almighty.... Thank God d souls of d lil ones have returned back without knowing sin. May God give u strength to carry on

Tamara Akpuluma said...

What kind if bossom friend be dat.. way go agree say make them come all the way to benue state... subjecting the 5months old twins to that is wicked

Tamara Akpuluma said...

What kind if bossom friend be dat.. way go agree say make them come all the way to benue state... subjecting the 5months old twins to that is wicked

Anonymous said...

This is sad but you must not talk about the abortion side na

Zakiya Goje said...
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sly john said...

So sad!U will laugh again God is going to bless you with another TWINS in Jesus Mighty Name Amen

Anonymous said...

God spared your life to show you HIS mercies and grace. Life is not worthless my dear. Just wait on HIM and receive the everlasting joy that comes in the night.

Alloy Chikezie said...

So sad.

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Anonymous said...

God will bring back joy to your life in Jesus name. AMEN. Take heart dear

Ebere Ogbonnaya said...

This is so sad God please give them another, there shall be no loss.

OSINANL said...

Chai...

Anonymous said...

so sad, I know God will compensate you for the loss,Gods ways are so different

Anonymous said...

My God my lord. Can't even imagine their pain. Instead of their friend to visit them and see the babies rather they are the ones making the long distance journey.

livingstone chibuike said...

so sad...

Anonymous said...

So sad

Anonymous said...

So sad,may God give you fortitude to bear your loss

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...oh Lord,you have done it before you can do it again.

Anonymous said...

This is unfair, I hope that 'bosom' friend will now learn that when u want to see a person's baby or babies after birth, u go to their house, not inviting them to urs, hope he and maybe other bad belle people are not involved and kept the parents alive to suffer the torture.

Anonymous said...

It is well with this couple. The Lord that spared only their lives in bus has something great in stock for them. They should be faithful in serving God as this looks to me as a test of faith. God that gave them twins after 17 years can give them triplet or more even in no long distance time from now. Just be strong and remain faithful . it is well with you IJN.

Edu Tony said...

God will give u anoda bundle of joy more dan d one u lose dat wil make u glorify his name
Amen

Faith Ogaga's (SIM-MATES ACCESSORIES) said...

Oh dear God ...

Anonymous said...

Oh Lord have mercy!. Wisdom profited in all things

Anonymous said...

God will give you another set of twins. Just trust Him.42yrs still can conceive

Electronic City said...

May God strengthen them.

esco said...

What kind of parents will get up and carry their kids all the way to show a friend. If he wants to see the twins he should come and visit them rather than risk their lives and now the ultimate has taken place... Smh

Anonymous said...

The friend is evil he is the cause of his childlessness,not all friends are really 99% are evil.in this last days of wickedness we have to very prayerful..if the twins lives was caught short by the wickedness of man.my father who art in heaven let pls let the innocent blood fight angainst their killers in Jesus mighty name Amen..i felt their pains aha God console their pains and visit their home with joy of thy Lord Amen..rip in pease angel

uniquechic said...

ds is sad beyond measures..I just cant deal ds morning ..but sir if ur reading ds dia is nutg too hard for God to do..absolutely nutg..if only we understand y some things happen..I believe being da only survivors shows God has a bigger picturr for u...for dos speculating dont judge wot u dont know..
whether its dia past deeds, future deeds or d man dat dey rr goin to meet who jazzed dem God is in control..
@ for mentioning d abortion I feel d man is blaming d woman already but u shd sheild her no mata what

Monemi said...

It's well. God is able

EDDY WIZ said...

MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o!

This is so heartbreaking. May the lord give u two the fortitude to bear the loss.
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Firstlady blessing said...

God will give them another one

APPLE said...

And the so called friend couldn't visit? Friend kor enemy ni! Dear all, some people are not meant to have children, if you try and try for years and still no child, then just accept your fate. God has a reason trust me.

Anonymous said...

This is a wicked man. Why is he putting his wife on blast like this?? And he refused to let her try IVF too?
Wicked, "educated" illiterate!
RIP beautiful children.

Anonymous said...

How in the world do people reason? It's obvious u reason thru ur anus esp wit ur second sentence

Anonymous said...

They can still have more kids.But next time don't do silly things like drag your fragile babies on a long & dangerous road journey.

Anonymous said...

So sad, eternal rest grant onto the souls of the little ones and let perpetual light shine upon them

Loveth Best said...

May their gentle soul Rest well. May God in his mercies show you and your wife mercy

Vivian Reginalds said...

heya
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Why announce to d world ur wife had an abortion.is it relevant abeg.it's between u/her and God.

Anonymous said...

You are crazy , stupid idiot!

Anonymous said...

Very sad stories. Occurrences like this questions one's faith in the impartiality of the supreme being. I do hope they strength somewhere to weather the storm . Very sad story.

Ade Olasengbe said...

It's so sad. I pray God will give the parents the fortitude to bear the lost

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