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Baby found dead in front of Rivers university female hostel


 Tragic Discovery at Ignatius Ajuru University: Premature Baby Found Dead on Campus

In a heartbreaking incident at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, a premature baby was discovered lifeless in front of a female hostel on Saturday morning, February 24, 2024. The male child, estimated to be between six and seven months old, was reportedly dumped at the Rumulumeni campus of the university in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

Students who witnessed the distressing scene described finding the baby in a hole with blood and the placenta. One student recounted, "I woke up in the morning and started hearing noise everywhere, and I rushed out. Only for me to see a gathering and, looking further, I saw a forming baby of about six months inside a hole with blood all over and the placenta."

There are conflicting accounts regarding the circumstances, with some speculating that the baby might have been aborted by a student. A source claimed, "A lady from the hostel dumped a baby around Salvation Hostel in Ignatius Ajuru University. The child has not really formed. The baby still has fresh blood on him."

University spokesperson Dr. Ngozi Okiridu confirmed the incident but emphasized uncertainty about whether the child was a student's. Okiridu revealed that the matter has been reported to the police, stating, "The baby was buried. We are not sure it is a student that did that. But the police are handling the matter because we reported it to them."

The spokesperson for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, acknowledged awareness of the incident through social media but indicated that the details were yet to be confirmed by the Divisional Police Officer.

This tragic event highlights the need for further investigation and raises concerns about the circumstances surrounding the premature baby's death on the university campus. As authorities delve into the matter, the community awaits more information to shed light on this distressing and mysterious incident.