Mother abandons month-old baby boy in Anambra

A yet-to-be identified woman has allegedly abandoned her one-month-old baby boy in a bus in Anambra State.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps( NSCDC), disclosed this on Tuesday, saying the baby was abandoned since 6th September and is in their custody.

Sharing the picture of the baby, with journalists, the corps called on the public to assist in locating the mother of the child.

The Anambra State Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Edwin Okadigbo, in a statement said: “We request the assistance of the public in locating the relatives, parents or mother of a baby boy estimated to be about a month old who was recovered by a staff of the corps after being abandoned seemingly by its mother in a bus.

“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 Ziks Avenue by Amawbia Correctional Service Awka.

“Anyone who knows of a woman or parents who recently gave birth but is suddenly without the child, or knows relatives of the infant is urged to contact Intelligence and Investigation Department.”

Okadigbo said after the mother abandoned the baby, the bus waited for about three hours and searched for the mother, but discovered the act was deliberate.

“The infant after necessary medical attention has been kept at a place of safety while tracing of his unknown parents and relatives continues. A case of an abandoned child has been opened and is currently under investigation.”