By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The officials of the state fire service have found body of a newborn male baby flowing on Asa river at Unity road bridge of Ilorin, Kwara state.
The incident happened on Wednesday during the evacuation of refuse in the river bank.
The press secretary, Ministry Works and Transport, Mansurat Kannike in a statement obtained by WESTERN POST on Wednesday, disclosed that, “The fire service official found the baby while carting away refuse by the river bank as a measure to allow free flow of water and to forestall the persistent flooding along the area.”
However, the permanent Secretary of the state’s ministry of Works and Transport, Dr. Yusuf Manjo had earlier reported the incident to the state Police Command and the ministry of environment for evacuation and burial of the corpse.
Manjo appealed to residents of the area to stop the act of dumping refuse into the river to further forestall flooding.