July 28, 2015 – Mother Abandoned Newborn Baby Inside Carton In Ilorin Kwara State
A newborn baby was yesterday abandoned by his mother in a carton in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
The innocent baby boy was found along Adelodun road in the Government Reserved Area of Ilorin.
Good Samaritans who heard the cry of the baby alerted the police.
The baby was taken to Ilorin Civil Service Clinic for treatment.
A police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said: “The baby was abandoned this morning at that spot. A good Samaritan called the distress call number of the Nigerian Police, Kwara Command and a team from A-Division was sent to the place.
“When our officers got there, the fresh baby was found neatly packed inside the carton. And we took the newly born baby straight to the office and then to the Civil Service Clinic in Ilorin here where he was given medical attention.”
A nurse at Ilorin Civil Service Clinic said; “It is sad that a lady would freely throw away the gift of the Almighty. It is one of the ills of our society. It is so unfortunate at a time when some people are praying fervently to God to bless them with a baby that their prayers have not been answered.”