The Hisbah Committee in Kebbi State has rescued a 2-day-old baby girl that was buried alive by its mother. The baby was reportedly found alive two days after she was born at the back of a hotel in Birnin Kebbi.
The mother of the baby and her friend were said to have lodged in a popular hotel, Zinari, for two days and sneaked out and buried the baby at night at the back of the hotel. The Director of Sharia and Religious Affairs Department in the state, Alhaji Abubakar Muhammad Lamne Augie, said it was the cry of the baby that attracted passers-by and the baby was removed from the shallow grave.
He said, the baby girl was buried alive by her mother who lodged in Zinari Hotel with her friend for two days. After they had buried the baby, they went to the scene to verify if the baby had died. But to their surprise, when they opened the grave, the baby cried out and they ran away.
He added that when the baby continued crying, passers-by traced the place and discovered the baby. They removed her from the ground, alerted us and we came to the scene to rescue the baby, he said Residents in the area told our correspondent that they saw two girls in the vicinity of the crime and that they came from the hotel. We went to the hotel where we apprehended the two suspects, one of them said.
Source (Daily Trust, Friday, May 24th, 2019.)