A newborn baby was dumped and set ablaze by unknown persons in Dutse local Government area of Jigawa state.
A resident of the area told newsmen that a group of boys while scavenging at a waste disposal in Takur site Quaters discovered what looks like a dead and abandoned baby neatly packaged in a sack.
Spokesman of the Nigeria security and civil defence corpse (NSCDC) SC Adamu Shehu confirmed the incident to Nigeriain Tracker.
He said the incident happened Sunday 16 May, 2021 around 1:30 pm.
“I personally received a phone call from my plumber who lives in Tukur Site, Dutse, that what looks like a dead and abandoned baby neatly packaged in a sack was discovered by a group of boys while scavenging at a waste disposal site”Adamu said.
He explained that Immediately after the call, the NSCDC response team where mobilised to the scene.
He said on arrival, it was discovered that part of the Baby’s body was already consumed by fire that was burning at the dump site.
The NSCDC spokesman said so far no body was arrested in connection with the crime.
NSCDC State Commandant, Alhaji Garba Muhammad however condemned the dastardly act and ordered for a thorough investigation to fish out the culprit(s).
The baby’s corpse was handed over to the ward head of the Area, Malam Bashir Tukur Jinjiri for burial after due consultations.