Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Friday, July 15, rescued a two-month old baby who was abandoned by her mother by a roadside in Rivers State. The baby girl, was discovered by the officials who were patrolling along the New Elelenwo Manifold in Akpajo, Eleme LGA Rivers State during a heavy rain.
She was kept inside a carton of noodles by the side of the road. The baby who was in a critical condition at the time due to the exposure to the rain was rushed to the welfare department of the NSCDC where prompt medical attention was given to her and she was stabilized.
Helen Amakiri, the State Commandant of the NSCDC said her men saw the carton and out of curiosity decided to check it and saw the baby. She also stated that the baby will be sent to the Social Welfare Department of the Ministry of Women Affairs.