Left To Die: How mother dumped naked baby with unsevered placenta in Bauchi community
By Charly Agwam – Bauchi
Residents of Sarkin Kudu area of Bogoro local government area of Bauchi State woke up to a shocking discovery on Thursday, of a newborn baby abandoned by his mother in the area.
According to eyewitness report, the yet to be identified mother left her baby boy on a cold rock without clothes, with his placenta yet to be severed.
Speaking to journalists, a Social Worker in the area, said that the baby was found by residents of the area who are now taking care of the baby.
“Our office received a report yesterday (Thursday) that a newborn baby boy was abandoned in Sarkin Kudu. Before we got there the newborn baby had been picked up by one of the woman in the area who had started taking care of him.
“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,” she said.
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.
“We woke up this morning with a sad news that a newborn baby boy has been abandoned near a bush here. The mother of the baby left him crying on top of one rock in the area with his face facing the ground.
“We quickly asked some of our women to rescue the baby and they did. It is really sad and unfortunate that the mother of the newborn baby abandoned him without removing his placenta and without clothes.
“The baby was born in the middle of the night of Wednesday and the mother abandoned him there. I’m sure she abandoned him with the intention that he will just die before day break.
“Although we are not happy with this development but we thank God that the baby was found alive and saved from danger. And as human beings we have to take care of this baby,” an anonymous man told our reporter.
Security agents and the local government authorities in Bogoro LGA have initiated a search for the mother of the newborn baby.
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.”