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Day-old baby abandoned at Kwara dumpsite

He said efforts were ongoing to arrest whoever was involved in the crime.

A day-old baby was on Friday abandoned at a dumpsite in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The public relations officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Babawale Afolabi, said the timely arrival of an operative of the command, who made arrangements for medical attention towards her treatment, saved the baby.

“In the early hours of Friday, one of our officers at the Patigi divisional office, who was on her way to the office, discovered a baby girl that was later discovered to be a day old,” he said.

“The baby was left at a stinking dumpsite located around the Dokoyirigi area of the town,” Afolabi added.

He disclosed that the baby, who was already becoming unconscious, was later taken to the general hospital in Patigi, where medical personnel gave it some medical care and stabilised its condition.

He said efforts were ongoing to arrest whoever was involved in the crime.

 

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