Baby wrapped in ant-infested polythene bag rescued by 'Good Samaritan'

Joy Kwatse who rescued the baby, told journalists that she was going to her farm when she noticed the bag.
Baby wrapped in ant-infested polythene bag rescued by 'Good Samaritan'
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A 'Good Samaritan' identified as Joy Kwatse has rescued a newborn found with mud and ants all over his body.

The baby, who was said to be lucky to be alive, was dumped in a black polythene bag along a farm path in Adaka village of Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State.

Joy, who rescued the baby, told journalists that she was going to her farm when she noticed the bag.

According to her, the baby girl was struggling for survival and had mud all over her body even as soldier ants had eaten her head, face and buttocks.

Kwatse said, “I summoned courage, clutched my scapular and dragged it. Then I noticed that it was a child struggling for survival. She had mud all over her body even as soldier ants had eaten her head, face and buttocks.

“Amidst her decaying and smelly body, I picked and wrapped her. I proceeded to ‘D’ Division Police station and they later referred me to the Command headquarters, where they took my statement and told me to take the baby to the hospital for immediate medical treatment.

“Then, I went to my sister called ‘Mama Nigeria’ who wasted no time in involving a security aide to Governor Samuel Ortom, Tughgba Nightfall.

“And courtesy of the aide, we ended up at Olive Vine Children Health centre located on SS8 Kwararafa Quarters off Atiku Abubakar Road, Makurdi.”

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