A 30-year old woman at a Maiduguri Internally Displaced Persons, IDP camp has been arrested for killing her newborn baby.
State Commander of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ibrahim Abdullahi, said the woman was arrested last week at Dikwa IDP camp for killing her newborn baby.
The woman whose name has been withheld is an IDP at the camp. She caused the death of the baby by throwing him into a pit, on June 1, 2016.
Addressing a press conference, Abdullahi, said the woman was arrested at Dikwa town after fleeing the camp. Immediately she committed this atrocity, she ran out of the Dikwa IDP camp.
The NSCDC authority’s attention was drawn to the dastardly act; after three days when the body of the child started to decompose and smelling from the pit.
After conducting investigations, they were able to trace her through a man identified as Gulumba, who brought the suspect to the camp.
Abdullahi said this is not the first case; IDPs on several occasions had been caught indulging in all sorts of anti-social behavior, like prostitution, murder and illicit drug abuse, among others.
The suspect had been handed over to the state Police Command in Maiduguri for prosecution and interrogation.
Reports have shown that a number of female Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) carrying pregnancies as a result of non-marital sex at camps in Maiduguri, is assuming alarming dimensions, with an increasing number of unmarried young women, widows and divorcees becoming pregnant with no definite man taking responsibility.
Some of the affected across the camps, who are either pregnant or have since delivered, allege that they were impregnated by officials in the camps, including those responsible for providing security.
The Borno State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has vowed to curb the menace of unwanted pregnancies and prostitution among internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the state.