Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Anambra State Command said it has recovered a month old baby purportedly abandoned by its mother in a bus along Ziks Avenue by Amawbia Correctional Service Awka.
The Public Relations Officer, Okadigbo Edwin, in a statement, said baby was abandoned by the mother after pretending she wanted to ease herself.
He said the baby is currently kept at a place of safety while tracing of his unknown parents and relatives continued.
He said, “We request the assistance of the public in locating the relatives, parents or mother of a baby boy estimated to be about a month old who was recovered by a staff of the Corps after being abandoned seemingly by its mother in a bus.
“The baby was handed over to a staff of the Corps on the 6th of September 2022 at about 0900hrs after the mother who she boarded same bus with alighted at a bus stop in a bid to ease herself along Ziks Avenue by Amawbia Correctional Service Awka.
“After about three hours wait and search the baby was recovered by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Anambra State Command.
“The infant after necessary medical attention is currently kept at a place of safety while tracing of his unknown parents and relatives continue. A case of abandoned child has been opened and currently under investigation.
“Anyone who knows of a woman or parents who recently gave birth but is suddenly without the child, or knows relatives of the infant is urged to contact Intelligence and Investigation Department of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command on – 08068526902 or 0902 4941882 during office hours.
“Meanwhile, Comdt. Isidore Chukwudi Chikere the State Commandant of NSCDC Anambra State Command has made a clarion call to members of the public to stop abandoning children amid the rising number of cases of abandoned babies and concealed births.”