A yet-to-be-identified woman, who was delivered of a baby boy on Wednesday, has abandoned him to die on a rock in the Sarkin Kudu area of the Bogoro local government area of Bauchi State.
Our correspondent learnt that the baby was found on Thursday morning without clothes and with his placenta yet to be removed.
It was also learnt that security agents and the Bogoro local government authorities have launched a manhunt for the mother of the new-born baby.
A resident of Sarkin Kudu, who spoke in confidence, confirmed the incident saying that the baby was found on top of a rock in the area.
“We woke up this morning with a sad news that a new-born baby boy has been abandoned near a bush here. The mother of the baby left him crying on top of one rock in the area with his face covered to the ground.
“We quickly asked some of our women to rescue the baby and they did. It is really sad and unfortunate that the mother of the new-born baby abandoned him without removing his placenta and without clothes.
“The baby was born in the middle of the night of Wednesday and the mother abandoned him there. I’m sure she abandoned him with the intention that he will just die before day break.
“Although we are not happy with this development, we thank God that the baby was found alive and saved from danger. And as human beings, we have to take care of this baby,” he said.
He said that the baby was handed over to social workers in the area, adding that they had gone to the market where they bought the basic things needed to take care of the baby, including clothes and milk.
A social worker in the area, who did not want to be mentioned, confirmed the incident to journalists and said that the baby was found by residents of the area. She added that the baby was in their care.