Abandoned baby found inside bush in Anambra


An unknown parent has dumped a two-month-old baby in a bush in Umueshi Village, Nnokwa, Idemili South LGA of Anambra State.

The Anambra State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed disclosed this to journalists in a press statement.

Haruna said, “On the 4th August, the Commander Nnokwa Vigilante group in Umueshi Village, Nnokwa, Idemili South LGA of Anambra State reported at Nnobi Police Station that a baby girl of about 2 months old was abandoned by unknown person inside Nnokwa bush and left crying.

“Following the report, police operatives visited the scene, rescued the baby alive but very sick and rushed her to Chukwu Nonso Hospital for medical attention.”

The state police command called on members of the public to help identify the parent of the child.

Haruna added that the baby was gradually responding to treatment and will be handed over to the Social Welfare for proper care while effort is ongoing to trace the parent.

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