BreakingNews 13/8/16 - Abandoned day old baby in critical condition at Kubwa, Abuja

[ Masterweb Reports: Taiwo Adeniyi reports ] - A day-old baby abandoned near a transformer opposite  Phase Three Junction on the Kubwa expressway is in critical state at the Kubwa General Hospital. The baby girl was found wrapped in a cloth at about 5.00p.m. on Wednesday.
 
She had been on oxygen support with discharges from her umbilical cord and private part since policemen took her to the hospital.
 

Residents feared that the baby must have been exposed for long before she was noticed and taken to the police.
 

Sources said residents could not tell who dumped the baby but that they must have been alerted by her cries.
 

“Obviously not knowing what to do, they took the baby to the police station,” a source said.
 

When contacted, the Kubwa DPO, CSP Nurudeen Sabo, confirmed the incident saying that the baby was still in the hospital as at press time yesterday.
 
 
“The baby is on oxygen, they said mucus is coming out from the umbilical cord and private part. She is still receiving treatment,” he said.
 

CSP Sabo said the baby was responding to treatment and would be taken to an orphanage after her medication.
 

He said the police were making effort to track the mother and would use appropriate methods to track mothers of abandoned babies. 
 
*Photo Caption - The abandoned day old baby
 
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