22 August 2016
An unknown woman abandoned a day-old baby girl near the main gate of Government College, Katsina, on Monday.
The woman abandoned the baby about 300 meters away from Katsina Motherless Baby Home at the early hours of the day.
A passer-by said he heard the cry of the baby around 6:30 a.m., adding, “when we heard the cry of the baby, we rushed and found the young child wrapped in a towel.
“We immediately alerted the ward head of Rafukka Quarters, Alhaji Ahmed Musa, who rushed to the scene of the incident.
“Musa and other concerned persons took the baby to the village head of Eastern Katsina metropolis (Wakilin Gabas), Alhaji Muntari Aliyu.’’
When contacted, Aliyu said the baby was in his custody and would be taken to the office of the District Head for registration.
The baby was later taken to the motherless babies’ home for proper care.