A day-old baby has been rescued at Abuja Estates behind NSCDC office in Awka, Anambra state after being abandoned in a gutter by mother in the early hours of today, Saturday, October 3.
According to the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, said a resident of the area alerted men of the B Division Police Station Awka when the baby was found.
He further stated that all efforts made to trace the mother of the baby proved abortive. He added that the baby who is in a good health condition, was rescued and handed over to “Time to fort Care specialist medical centre Awka” in other for the baby to be cared for.
Meanwhile, the officials of the Ministry of Social Welfare children and women affairs have been contacted and the baby will be handed over to the Social Welfare department for proper care while effort is ongoing to trace the mother in order to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.