A newborn baby with the placenta still attached was dumped by the roadside in Bauchi

In the Sarkin Kudu region of Bogoro local government area, Bauchi State, a newborn baby boy was abandoned with his placenta still attached.

On Thursday, June 2, the infant was discovered naked on a rock with his placenta still attached.

A social worker in the region told journalists on Friday, June 3 that the baby was discovered by local neighbors who are now caring for him.

“Our office received a complaint that a newborn baby boy was abandoned in Sarkin Kudu yesterday (Thursday),” she added. The newborn infant had been taken up by one of the local women who had begun caring for him before we arrived.

“He is now doing well and in good condition. We have also informed the security agents and investigation is ongoing to get the mother of the baby.”

The social worker, who expressed appreciation to the people of the area and the woman who found and took care of the baby, appealed to the mother of the baby to come and claim her newborn baby, adding that the social welfare office of the local government will continue to take care of the baby until investigations are completed and the mother of the baby found.

Confirming the incident, PPRO of the Bauchi State Police Command, SP Ahmed Wakil, said that some farmers had reported the case to a police station in the area.

He said: “Yesterday, June 2nd, 2022, at about 8.30am, some good samaritans went to the Bogoro Divisional Police Headquarters and reported that on their way to the farm, they discovered an abandoned baby crying in an uncompleted building.

“On receiving the complain, the DPO and his team of officers and men moved to the scene and took the abandoned baby to the Bogoro General Hospital for medical checkup.

“After the medical doctors certified that the baby is healthy, they handed the baby to the Social Welfare Department of Bogoro Local Government Area.

“Investigation has begun and will be expanded in order to get the mother of the baby to know why she abandoned the baby in that manner.”

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