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Newborn baby found abandoned at Edo IDP camp

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A baby believed to be only two days old was discovered abandoned within the vicinity of an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp located in Uhogua, Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State. The camp’s coordinator, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, confirmed on Friday that the child was in urgent need of breast milk.

Pastor Folorunsho stated that the baby was found abandoned by an unknown person at the camp’s entrance in a wooded area on Friday around 11 a.m. The individual who left the baby also left a note that said, “please help me take care of him. I cannot take care of him, because I don’t have anything and I don’t want to kill him also, so he is your own please.”

The child is presently receiving medical care at the camp’s health facility. The authorities, including the Ministry of Women Affairs, Police, and the Department of State Service (DSS), have been informed of the situation.

The coordinator has issued an appeal to the baby’s mother to come forward without fear so that the infant can receive proper breast milk. He also stated that if the mother needs help, the camp can provide food, rent a house for her, and offer other types of assistance. The camp coordinator has requested that well-meaning Nigerians support the baby with baby clothes, nutritious food, and other items required for the baby’s care.

The coordinator believes that the child’s parents abandoned him because they had confidence that the camp would take good care of the baby. The coordinator noted that the camp is well-known for its excellent care of children, including their moral, educational, and upkeep needs. The youngest child to be brought to the camp was brought in quite young, but the camp’s staff has trained and cared for the child as they would any other child

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