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A 1 day-old baby who was abandoned by its mother near a transformer opposite the Phase Three Junction on the Kubwa expressway in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is reportedly in a very critical condition at the Kubwa General Hospital, where she was rushed to by policemen.

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According to Daily Trust, the baby girl was found wrapped in a cloth at about 5.00pm on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, and has been on oxygen support with discharges from her umbilical cord and private part.

Doctors have been battling to save the baby's life fear she must have been exposed for long before she was noticed.

Residents of the area where the infant was found, say they could not tell who could have dumped the baby there but they were alerted by her cries.

A concerned resident said:

Obviously, not knowing what to do, the people who found her took the baby to the police station in Kubwa.”

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), of the Kubwa Division, CSP Nurudeen Sabo, confirmed the ugly incident, saying that the baby was still in the hospital.

“The baby is on oxygen; they (doctors) said mucus is coming out from the umbilical cord and private part. She is still receiving treatment.”

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CSP Sabo said the baby was, however, responding to treatment and would be taken to an orphanage after her full recovery, promising that the police were making effort to track the mother.

See the graphic photo of the baby in Pulse Gallery.

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