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Ebonyi ministry receives abandoned baby found in Imo

Ebonyi ministry receives abandoned baby found in Imo

The Ebonyi Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Devel­opment has received a baby, whose mother, an Ebonyi indigene aban­doned in Imo.
Mr Godwin Igwe, Head of Child Develop­ment Department of the ministry, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Wednes­day that the baby was re­ceived by the ministry on December 22, 2016.
According to him, the baby was received from the Juvenile Welfare Cen­tre of the Ebonyi Police Area Command, situated at Ezza Road, Abakaliki.
“The police told us that the baby was abandoned in Imo by the mother who was said to hail from Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Eb­onyi.
“The mother was said to worship at the Lord’s Chosen Church in Imo, and sympathisers who searched for her after abandoning the baby, could not find her.
“They took the baby to the police and from the information gath­ered from the church, the mother’s identity was traced to Ebonyi,” he said.

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