Baby born with Arabic inscription draws crowd in Sokoto

The new born baby with inscription on the chest

Individuals and groups from within and outside Sokoto metropolis have continued to throng the house of a couple in Sokoto where baby girl was born with an Arabic inscription on her chest, thigh and back as well as crescent sign on her ankle.

The miracle baby, who was born March 2, 2019, is the fourth child of her parents who have been married for 16 years now.


The father, a Mobile Police officer ,Alhaji Hussaini is based in Katsina.

The mother Saratu Yusuf ,24 ,of Garkan Sardauna Sokoto North Local Government  told  Caliphate Trust that she never experienced anything unusal during the pregnancy.

“The pregnancy went very smoothly much more than others. I had no complication, from the beginning to the day I gave birth at Police Clinic along Barth Road Sokoto. The labour started at about 6 am and delivered exactly at 6pm,” she recalled.

She added that the baby, who weighed 2.5kg at birth, has remained in good health.

“We did not notice anything at the hospital until we got home when my elder sister wanted to bathe her, she discovered the inscription on her chest, thigh and back. She also has a crescent sign on her ankle.”

As news spread about the phenomenon baby, so do the visitors multiply.

“So many people trooped to our house from within and outside the state metropolis, from Wurno, Rabah and other Local government areas. It got to a point when I had to flee my matrimonial home to my parents’ house to escape people’s disturbance.”

She said among the peculiar things discovered on the girl is that she can’t have the earring hole on her ear lobe as after several attempt, the skin could not  be pierced.

She was full of gratitude to Almighty Allah for giving her a baby with such inscription and expressed hope that it would make people to be closer to God and fear Him the more.

The father, who was in Katsina at the time of the delivery, said on receiving news of the baby, he was so full of anxiety that he could not even sleep on that day.

The baby’s naming ceremony is yet to be conducted because of the absence of her father, who was on election duty.

However preparations are on for her baby to be formally given a name Saturday March 16.

Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Saad Abubakar was amazed when the baby was taken to his Palace and expressed total submission to Allah for His wonders. The royal father donated N100, 000, a ram, and 5 pieces of clothing materials to the family.

The Sultan urged the mother to take good care of the special baby.



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