How Police, farmer rescued nine-month-old baby abandoned at riverside

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The Ebonyi State Police Command at the weekend explained how operatives from the command rescued a nine-month old baby abandoned at a riverside in a community in the state.

According to the spokesman of the command, DSP Loveth Odah, the baby was sighted by a farmer in Ezzillo, Ishielu local government area of the state, who immediately alerted the police.

Odah said: “The farmer alerted police operatives at Ishielu Division before the child was rescued and handed over to the gender unit of the state’s police command.

“The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Aliyu Garba, directed that the baby be accorded proper medical attention and taken to a government facility for custody and proper care.

“The CP assured the public that the police would continue to collaborate with all the relevant agencies and non-governmental bodies to fight against inhuman acts and other social vices.