A day-old baby was rescued from a well in Jigawa.


A day-old baby was found inside a well in Garin Ganau Village, Babura Local Government, Jigawa State.

On Friday, Nov. 26, passers-by on their way to the farm heard a child crying inside an abandoned well and decided to investigate.

Fortunately, they were able to bring the baby out of the well.

ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam, spokesman for the Jigawa State Police Command, confirmed the incident in a statement to the Daily Post.

He stated that the police received a report that a newly born baby was discovered discarded in a well in Garin Ganau village, Babura local government, on Friday around 1500hrs.

Shiisu stated that the baby was later removed and taken to Babura General Hospital for a medical examination.

He stated that the baby was treated and discharged in good condition, and that he was handed over to the Social Welfare Department of Babura LGA.

According to a police spokesman, the mother of the child, Ni'ima Yakubu, 35, was arrested during the course of the investigation.

He stated that the case is still being investigated.

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