According to reports, the Borno State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, on Monday arrested a 30-year-old woman for killing her new born baby in an Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in the Dikwa area of the state.
The woman, simply identified as Asma’u, reportedly confessed to the NSCDC Commandant in the state, Ibrahim Abdullahi. According to the NSCDC Commandant, “during interrogation, she reportedly confessed to the act.”
Abdullahi said Asma’u put to birth on June 1, after she had successfully hidden the pregnancy from others but shortly after delivering the baby, she sneaked out and dumped the new born in a pit toilet.
Narrating how the suspect was caught, the Commandant said, “Immediately she committed the atrocity, she fled the camp. “Our attention was drawn to the dastardly act after three days when the corpse started smelling in the pit.
“We conducted our investigation and were able to trace her through a man named Gulumba, the person that brought her to the camp. “The case had since been referred to the Borno Police Command for further prosecution and interrogation.
“This is not the first case; IDPs on several occasions had been caught indulging in all sorts of anti-social behavior, like prostitution, murder and illicit drug abuse, among others,” Abdullahi told newsmen in the state.