A new baby has been rescued after being abandoned by her mother at a market in Delta state. According to reports, the young mother simply identified as Edesiri, gave birth to the baby at the newly commissioned ultra modern market in Sapele area and abandoned her there to die.
It was gathered that on Saturday night, vigilante men in the area heard the baby’s cry and traced her close to a female toilet in the market after following trails of blood.
The security men notified their boss, Mr Tony Akpeki who arrived the scene and notified the authorities as they rushed the baby to the general hospital in Sapele by 12 midnight (on Saturday).
It was also revealed that the girl who delivered the baby (Edesiri) later collapsed in another hospital due to the forceful removal of the placenta.
The first lady of Delta state, Mrs Edith Okowa, head of child welfare, commissioner of Women affairs, have been called to help the abandoned child.