A newborn baby has been found dumped and burnt at a refuse dump in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
A resident of the area told newsmen that some boys discovered the remains of the baby neatly packed in a sack while scavenging at the dump at Takur Site Quarters.
Spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), SC Adamu Shehu confirmed the discovery.
He said the dead baby was found on Sunday 16th May, 2021, around 1:30 pm.
“I personally received a phone call from my plumber who lives in Tukur site, Dutse, that what looks like a dead and abandoned baby neatly packaged in a sack was discovered by a group of boys while scavenging at a waste disposal site,” Adamu said.
He explained that immediately after the call, the NSCDC response team was mobilized to the scene, on arrival of the response team, it was discovered that part of the baby’s body was already consumed by fire at the dumpsite.
The NSCDC spokesman said nobody has been arrested in connection with the crime so far.
NSCDC State Commandant, Alhaji Garba Muhammad, condemned the dastardly act and ordered for a thorough investigation to fish out the culprit(s).
The baby’s corpse was handed over to the Ward Head of the area, Malam Bashir Tukur Jinjiri for burial after due consultations.