Woman Who Abandoned Her Baby At Railway Quarters In Bauchi Resurfaces Five Weeks After

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Masoyi Lusa

img_5612f2abbdd60Barely five weeks after an unknown lady abandoned her one week baby boy at the residence of one Murtala Muhammed in Railway quarters Bauchi, the mother of the baby has today resurfaced.

Speaking to newsmen at the residence of the ward head of Railway whose wife nursed the baby, the resurfaced mother Asiya Muhammad who hails from Damaturu in Yobe state, said her action was as a result of the ongoing insurgency in her state which caused the disappearance of both her husband and her daughter.

Asiya, who is about twenty years old, further said the tension she found herself necessitated her decision to take the little boy to what she described as safe heaven to prevent him from falling victim to the Boko Haram attacks in her state.

Speaking on how she felt after she parted with the baby, the young mother said “it was the hardest moment for me in my life, as I never eat or sleep well since that day”.

While thanking the ward head of Railway for his humanitarian gesture of adopting the baby, Asiya Muhammad used the medium to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to support the IDPs from Adamawa, Borno, Yobe and other states to return to their states as earlier promised.

In his remarks, the ward head of Railway Malam Hassan Hussaini, said he had contacted the Police on the matter who gave him the go ahead to hand over the baby back to his mother.

According to the ward head, the baby who he named as “Adu-Dardar” has spent five weeks in his custody barely a week after he was delivered.

His intention according to him was to take full care of the baby up to his maturity if not for the resurfacing of his mother.

Also speaking, the husband of the lady in whose house  the baby was abandoned Malam Murtala Muhammad, said he had instructed his wife not to entertain any unknown person again.

Meanwhile, the ward head of Railway Malam Hassan Hussaini who adopted the baby, has formally handed over the baby back to his mother, Asiya.

It could be recalled that Asiya, an internally displaced person from Yobe state, abandoned her one week old baby in a house in Sabon –Layi of Railway quarters Bauchi about six weeks ago.

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