Niger: We’ll arrest those who hung baby on barbed wire fence – Police

The Niger State Police Command has launched a manhunt to arrest those responsible for hanging a day-old baby girl on a barbed wire fence in Dutsen-Kura Hausa road, Minna, the capital of Niger State.

The baby was allegedly recovered last week Thursday hung on the barbed wire of an abandoned building in the area.

However, when rushed to the hospital, she was confirmed dead.

In a press statement issued by the police signed by the Public Relations Officer, PRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, and made available to correspondent, said investigations are ongoing into the incident.

According to him, “On Thursday, 12th of August, 2021, at about 1345hrs, based on credible intelligence, Police operatives attached to GRA Division, Minna found a dead newly born baby along Dutsen-Kura Hausa road, Minna.”

The PRO explained that afterward the body was removed from where it hung and taken to the General Hospital, Minna.

According to Abiodun, “Police operatives later removed the corpse to General Hospital Minna where the baby was confirmed dead.

“Investigation into the unfortunate incident is ongoing with a view to arrest the perpetrator(s) of such evil acts.”

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