Mother abandons day-old baby at Kwara dumpsite

NSCDC officers
NSCDC officers

A day old baby girl abandoned at a dump site was rescued on Friday in Patigi, Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The timely arrival of a Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) operative saved the life of the abandoned girl.

Spokesman of the Corp's state command, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, said the incident occurred in Dokoyorigi Compound, Patigi town, Patigi Local Government Area of the state.

He said, "In the early hours of Friday 06/08/2021, one of our officers at the Patigi Divisional Office, on her way to the office, discovered a day-old unidentified baby girl.

"The baby was left in a stinking dumpsite located around Dokoyorigi area of Patigi town."

The spokesman revealed that the baby who was already drifting into unconsciousness was later taken to the general hospital in Patigi where she was promptly attended to and her medical condition was stabilised.

A staff of the hospital, Tsado Racheal, has also signified her intention to adopt the baby after all the necessary and proper documentation and actions must have been taken.

Efforts are ongoing to track and arrest the person that left the baby in such a dehumanized condition.

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