Dutse - The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa on Monday said it rescued a newly-born baby girl abandoned on a roadside in Babura, near Dutse.
Muhammad Gidado, the NSCDC Commandant in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse that the abandoned baby was rescued in Babura Local Government Area.
He said the baby was rescued on the outskirts of Babura town on Damu village road around 1.30 p.m.
The commandant said that the baby was in good health.
He said the baby had been handed over to the District Head of Babura for safe keeping while investigation continued.
He said the command had also launched a man hunt to arrest the person who abandoned the baby.
Gidado, who said the action was inhuman, advised people to fear God in all their undertakings.