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21-Yr-Old Dad Buries Child Alive

The Jigawa State police command has intercepted a 27-year-old man, Ashiru Abubakar for burying his newborn baby boy alive at Janbiri village in Birnin Kudu local government area.

The Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abdu Jinjiri who confirmed the incident said the accused who was married to Hussaina Yusuf, the mother of the newborn baby was arrested for burying his child alive.

He said the couple got married three years ago and had ended their marriage a few months back but continued to see each other until the estranged wife took in for another child.

The Police Public Relations Officer explained that the incident happened   when the accused got the information that his ex-wife had given birth.

He said the accused sneaked in the night and entered the house and took the baby dug a shallow grave and buried the baby alive.

The police in the area got the report when the mother of the newborn baby and a good Samaritan raised the alarm the following day and police immediately swung into action and succeeded in rescuing the baby alive after spending two days in a grave.

He explained that the newborn baby was rushed to the hospital for medical attention adding that the accused will be changed to court immediately after the investigation.

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