The Kano State Fire Service Officers on Wednesday said it rescued a newborn baby dumped into a pit toilet by a mentally challenged mother.
The baby girl was rescued alive shortly after her mentally deranged mother, identified as Hauwa Muhammed, dumped her into a pit toilet.
This was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abduallahi, said, ”On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, the state fire service received an emergency call at about 10:49 am, from one of our staff, Ibrahim Umar Muhammad reporting an incident that happened at Sabon Titi Gidan Kankara Kano Municipal.
“The fire service men mobilized and arrived the scene at about 10:54 am and discovered that a 25-year-old, mother, identified as Huawa Muhamed, who is mentally deranged suddenly dumped her newborn baby into a pit toilet.
“However, our firemen on arrival at the scene swung into action and successfully rescued the baby alive and subsequently handed her over to her grandfather, Abubakar Umar Usman of Sabon Titi quarters.”
He alleged that incident might have resulted from the suspicion that the newborn came out of wedlock.
Abdullahi, however, said an investigation into the incident had commenced.