A dog was found by passersby, eating a new born baby that had been
abandoned alive by its mother at a refuse dump at the Federal
Polytechnic Student Village, Gwallameji, Bauchi State yesterday. An eye
witness, who gave an account of the incident said:
“I was coming back from church when I saw many people behind a house
away from ours. I became curious and went to see what was happening
there.“What I saw there was disgusting and annoying. It was someone, who
dumped a new born baby at a refuse dump and a dog was found eating it
“From the look of things and from what I heard people say, the baby was abandoned alive but was killed by the dog.
“How can someone do this to an innocent child? How can a human life be treated with such levity? It’s so bad and inhumane.”
He said some of the people at the scene dug a shallow grave and buried
the remains of the baby just beside the refuse site, but he didn’t say
what happened to the dog.
The traditional Chief of Gwallameji, Hassan Ibrahim, was contacted by Vanguard and he confirmed the incident.
“I got a call from someone informing me of the incident but I told the
person that I was not around. When I called the number back, I was told
that Wakilin Sarkin Gwallameji (representative of the chief of
Gwallameji), Sanusi Mohammed, was already there. “Since he was there, I
continued with what I was doing knowing that he would handle everything
well. As I speak with you now, I haven’t met him yet for information on
Horrible incidents like this case is reportedly becoming a norm. Less
than 4 months ago, a dead body of a new born baby was found dumped in a
polythene bag at a refuse dump in the same area.