The Police have launched manhunt for a yet-to-be-identified woman, who was delivered of a baby boy has abandoned him to die on a rock in the Sarkin Kudu area of the Bogoro local government area of Bauchi State.
Reports say the baby was found early hours of Thursday without clothes and with his placenta yet to be removed.
It was also learnt that security agents and the Bogoro local government authorities have launched a manhunt for the mother of the new-born baby.
“We woke up this morning with a sad news that a new-born baby boy has been abandoned near a bush here. The mother of the baby left him crying on top of a rock in the area with his face covered to 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 new-born 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, 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,” he said.
He disclosed that the baby was handed over to social workers in the area, adding that they had gone to the market where they bought the basic things needed to take care of the baby, including clothes and milk.
A social worker in the area, who did not want to be mentioned, confirmed the incident to newsmen and said that the baby was found by residents of the area. She added that the baby was in their care.
She said: “Our office received a report yesterday (Thursday) that a new-born baby boy was abandoned in Sarkin Kudu. Before we got there, the new-born baby had been picked up by one of the women 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 added that the social welfare office of the local government would continue to take care of the baby until investigations were completed and the mother of the baby found.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Ahmed Wakil, who confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with jounalists, however said that the baby was found in an uncompleted building in the area.
Wakil said “Yesterday, Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, at about 8.30am, some good Samaritans of the community 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.
He added that Investigation is still in progress to look for the mother of the baby and further investigate to know why she abandoned the baby in that manner.