Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have rescued a newborn baby found abandoned inside a collapsing building at Kandahar B Quarters in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
In a statement, NSCDC Spokesperson in the state, Adamu Shehu said the baby was found and rescued at about 05:00AM on Sunday.
The baby was taken to the General Hospital in Hadejia, where she was certified to be in good health by a medical doctor.
“The baby was discovered by one Zakar Mohd, a resident of the area who was returning from the mosque after observing morning prayers,” the statement read.
“He (the resident) heard the cry of the baby that was placed by a netted fence meant to deter animals from gaining access to a planted Guinea Corn in the building.
“He immediately reported the incident to the Ward Head, Ballaji Ali, who informed NSCDC personnel at the Divisional office about the ugly development.
“The Baby was thereafter handed over to officials of the Social Welfare Department, Hadejia LGA, for proper care while investigation is launched to find the culprit (s) to face full wrath of the law.”
Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor