A day-old male dead baby was reportedly found Friday by a river bank in Ibu-Amo community around Gbodofon Area in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State.
The shocking discovery was brought to public attention by residents of the area. The baby was said to be naked. Many believed the baby had been dumped by the river bank last Thursday evening. The deceased baby was evacuated by officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Babawale Afolabi, an NSCDC official, told journalists the service received a distress call about the said corpse.
“While some of our men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps from the Osogbo division were doing some of their surveillance today, one of the residents living around this area raised the alarm that there was a dead baby here, so they swung into action, called on our crisis management team and here we are.
“We have called on the local government authorities to come over and also called on some people to help dig a grave for the dead baby boy. It is so unfortunate.
“The reports we gathered is that they just found the dead baby here and looking at the corpse, it probably was put here since yesterday night. I wonder why all this is happening,” Afolabi said.
Source: Channels television