September 25, 2022

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Woman abandons month-old baby on bus in Anambra

Woman abandons month-old baby on bus in Anambra

An unknown woman in Anambra State abandoned her one-month-old baby with another passenger on a commercial bus along Zik’s Avenue, Amawbia in Anambra State.

The baby’s mother handed the baby over to a co-traveler on the bus around 9 a.m. on September 6, 2022 and likely got off to relieve herself but never returned even after three hours.

Confirming the report, Public Relations Officer, National Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Anambra State Command, Edwin Okadigbo said the woman to whom the baby was given l had also handed over to a commanding officer.

A statement released by Okadigbo reads;

“The baby is estimated to be approximately one month old. He was recovered by Corps personnel after he was apparently abandoned by his mother on a bus. The baby was released to Corps personnel on September 6, 2022 at approximately 9:00 a.m. after that the mother with whom she boarded the same bus was alighted at a bus stop for the purpose of relieving herself along Ziks Avenue by Amawbia Awka Correctional Service.

After about three hours of waiting and searching, the baby was recovered by the Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps. The infant, after the necessary medical attention, is currently being kept in a safe place while the search for his parents and unknown relatives continues. An abandoned child case has been opened and is currently under investigation.

Anyone who knows a woman or parents who have recently given birth but suddenly finds themselves without the child, or who knows relatives of the infant, is urged to contact the Intelligence and Investigations Department of the Security and Civil Defense Corps of the Nigeria, Anambra State Command on – 08068526902 or 0902 4941882 during office hours.

Commander Isidore Chukwudi Chikere, Anambra State Corps Commander, has issued a clear appeal 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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