A yet-to-be-identified nursing mother handed her baby to a staff of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command, in a bus, and abandoned the baby, our reporter gathered on Wednesday.
Edwin Okadigbo, the PRO of the corps in the state, disclosed this.
According to him, “The baby was handed over to a staff of the corps on the 6th of September 2022 at about 0900hrs after the mother who she boarded the same bus with alighted at a bus stop in a bid to ease herself, along Zik’s Avenue by Amawbia Correctional Service, Awka.
“After about three hours of waiting and search, the baby was recovered by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command.
“The infant, after necessary medical attention, is currently kept at a place of safety while tracing of his unknown parents and relatives continues. A case of abandoned child has been opened and currently under investigation.”
The command urged ‘anyone who knows of a woman or parents who recently gave birth but are suddenly without the child, or knows relatives of the infant to contact Intelligence and Investigation Department of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command, on 08068526902 or 0902 4941882’.
Meanwhile, the state commandant of the corps, Comdt Isidore Chukwudi Chikere, has made a clarion call to members of the public to ‘stop abandoning children amid the rising number of cases of abandoned babies and concealed births’.
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