The Kano State Fire Service has rescued a newborn baby thrown into a pit toilet by an alleged mentally challenged mother in Sabon Titi Quarters in Gidan Kankara, Kano municipal local government area of the state.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, after girl was found crying, shouting on top of her voice that her mother, a 25-year-old woman identified as Hauwa Muhammad, had thrown her sister into the pit.
The Public Relations Officer of State Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident in a statement said that the service received a distress call from a member of its staff, Ibrahim Umar-Muhammad, around 10:49 a.m. and immediately dispatched a rescue team to the scene.
?Upon receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our rescue team and a vehicle to the scene at about 10:54 a.m,? he said.
Muhammed said that the mentally challenged mother, who also had another six-year-old daughter, gave birth to the newborn and dumped the baby in a latrine.
?Fortunately, the six-year-old daughter quickly raised an alarm on her mother?s actions and with good efforts of neighbours and firemen, the baby was rescued alive,?
He said the mother was handed over to her grandfather, Abubakar Umar-Usman of Sabon Titi quarters to take the newborn to hospital for medical attention.
He alleged that incident might have resulted from the suspicion that the newborn came out of wedlock.