NSCDC Finds Abandoned Two-Month-Old Baby


The abandoned baby

From Julius B. Kezi, Kaduna
An abandoned two months baby boy has been found in a multi-colored cloth at Maigizo Village, Fantswam Chiefdom in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state. The abandoned baby was found onThursday night.
Confirming the incident, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Desk Officer in charge of Child Protection Unit, Mr. Manchan Matthew Sunday said the child was discovered by “some good Samaritans”, who were passing by and heard the cry of the baby in the dark”.
The NSCDC Child Rights Officer explained that the two good Samaritans, Dominic Kaduna and Obadiah Joshua, informed the Civil Defence of their find immediately.
NSCDC officials who went to the scene took the child to the social welfare unit of Jema’a Local Government.
The Civil Defence officer further explained that he went together with the social welfare officer and took the child to the Sir Ibrahim Patrick Yakowa General Hospital Kafanchan to confirm his state of health, from where he was taken to the Kafanchan Orphanage Home. However, the Home was discovered under lock and key as a result of a recent rationalization exercise, which left no staff to manage it.
Meanwhile, the Administrator of Jema’a Local Government, Alh. Yusuf Mu’azu Usman, directed social welfare to take care of the child, pending when he will be taken to a another orphanage.
But a source, who pleaded anonymity, said the mother of the child who hails from Kaura Local Government has been arrested and was in Police custody in Kaura Local Government.
Efforts to get details from the Police were unfruitful at the time of filling this report.

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