A newborn abandoned baby girl was rescued by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) near a clinic in Umuahia, Abia State. A letter left by the baby's mother was also recovered. According to Channels TV, the letter said that the baby should not be sold but handed over to motherless babies’ home or any well-meaning Nigerian who can cater for her welfare.

The Abia State NSCDC Commandant, Walter Chika, who confirmed the incident revealed that the abandoned child was rescued by the Anti-Traffic Unit of the agency near a health centre in Avodim village in Umuahia South Local Government Area of the state.

The NSCDC Commandant urged young women to avoid acts that could result into pregnancy if they are not ready to take responsibility as abandoning children under the disguise of inability to care for them was a criminal act and against the right of the Nigerian child.

Discussion was ongoing with designated ministry to take responsibility for the child, he added.

Source: Channels TV

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