Mrs Margret Audu, a female teacher in Nasarawa is in the state of sadness caused by her first two children, Joseph, and Maria.
Fifteen-year old Maria is pregnant for her elder brother, Joseph who is two years her senior much to the distraught of their mother and loved ones, particularly at Keana Local Government area of the state where they hail from, as per The Nation who relayed this.
The siblings, who are both in secondary school, the report said lost their father in 2018 to marauding herdsmen and were in the care of their mother in Lafia, where she works in one of the state-owned schools as teacher in Lafia, the state capital.
She also runs a provision store after school hours in Lafia while the family has a farm in Keana.
However economic exigencies and government’s directive to teachers amid the COVID-19 to ensure completion of school calendar within the year made her to send them to Keana for harvest, which has come to bite her.
It reportedly set off an affair between Joseph and Maria as the siblings were making love in the farm and on return home culminating in pregnancy.
Narrating her ordeal, the distraught mother told the paper, “I am distressed, that my own daughter is pregnant for my son. Their father is not alive. Some herdsmen killed him in early 2018 in Keana, I don’t know how to handle this matter.
“They completed their exams and I asked them to go to the village to harvest some of our crops since I was busy with work in Lafia and I knew that very soon, herdsmen would start grazing their cattle.
“Both of them had been in the village with my late husband’s relatives who were there to provide cover and protection for them, though they were coming to Lafia regularly to pick certain needs and I was also visiting them every weekend to help and encourage them.
“But last weekend, I visited them in the village and discovered that my daughter’s breasts had grown bigger and she was showing other signs of pregnancy.”