A six-month-old baby was Saturday rescued from Idemili forest in the Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra state.
The abandoned baby was found by one Duff Ibanga of Umuota village in the community at about 6am.
The rescuer said the baby’s cries drew his attention while he passed through the area, adding that he reported the matter to the police afterwards.
“The baby is now with the police; I wanted to take him to a church but I later changed my mind to avoid problems”, he said.
The spokesperson for the police in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident.
He said the baby had been handed over to a motherless babies home for safe keeping.
“At about 0600hrs, one Duff Ibanga male of Umuota Village Obosi brought to Obosi Division a six-month-old baby alleged to have been abandoned in a bush along Idemili Junction road Obosi.
“The scene was visited by police detectives attached to juvenile and welfare unit of the division. The case is under investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident and effort is ongoing to trace the biological mother of the baby," he said.
Mohammed urged members of the public with useful information that could assist in tracing the parents of the child to report at Obosi Police Division.