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Baby Rescued After Being Put Under Trailer By Mum To Be Crushed

A three-month-old baby boy, whose mother, Aisha Yau attempted to kill, has been rescued by the Kaduna State government.

The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba Muhammed rescued the baby in Kaduna on Thursday from the mother who appeared not to be in her right frame of mind...

This was after a good Nigerian quickly drew the attention of the commissioner to the scene.

The commissioner, in company of other top government functionaries, rushed to the scene and rescue the child at about 11:00hours on Thursday.

It was learnt that Aisha, who stays under the popular Kawo Bridge in Kaduna North LGA was said to have purposely kept the baby under a trailer’ in order to kill the baby.

After being persuaded on why she wanted to kill the baby, Aisha told The Nation: “My name is Aisha Yau and I am 20 years old. I am from Taraba State but can’t find any of my family after the crisis that occurred in our community sometime ago.

“I did not know how I got myself here in Kaduna. But when I came, one of my suitors though I don’t know his name but I know his shop in Kasuwan Baici here in Kaduna. He got me pregnant but he denied the pregnancy and refused to take care of me and the baby. So, I want to kill the baby to save myself from shame," she said.

Speaking with newsmen shortly after taking custody of the mother and child, the commissioner said she had directed social department in her ministry to take the young woman to the hospital for medical examination and treatment before repatriating her and her child back to Taraba State.