The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Anambra State Command has recovered a month-old baby boy abandoned in a bus in Awka, Anambra State.
The press statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the command, DSC Edwin Okadigbo, has said the command has requested 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 statement reads, “The baby was handed over to a staff of the Corps on the 6th of September 2022 at about 0900hrs after the mother whom she boarded the same bus with alighted at a bus stop in a bid to ease herself along Zik Avenue by Amawbia Correctional Service, Awka.
After about three hours wait 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 continue. A case of abandoned child has been opened and currently under investigation.
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 of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command on – 08068526902 or 0902 4941882 during office hours.
Meanwhile, Comdt. Isidore Chukwudi Chikere, the State Commandant of NSCDC Anambra State Command 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. “
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News Writer/ Sept 21, 2022