A woman from Guru village, Bauchi, has been arrested after throwing her one-day-old baby girl into the soakaway after delivering her at home.
The woman, Juliana James, a mother-of-six, claims she was forced to this due to the current hardship in her family.
” Things are hard. My husband has no job. He had an accident three months ago and the situation became worse for us. We don’t see food to eat. We were dying of starvation. I delivered at home and threw the baby into the toilet because I didn’t know how we are going to take care of it. I didn’t tell my husband”, she narrated between sobs.
The baby girl was rescued alive and is currently receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafewa University Teaching Hospital.
Juliana was subsequently arrested and is being remanded at the police station.