Lagos State Government Rescues 237 Abandoned Babies

The government of Nigeria’s Lagos state has said it has rescued 237 abandoned babies – 106 male and 131 female – over the past year.

According to Lagos’ Youth Commissioner Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, quoted by the Punch and Guardiannewspapers, this was a rise from the number found in the previous 12-month period.

This year so far 53 babies have been rescued.

The Guardian reports that just this week an abandoned baby was found near a refuse dump in the Alagbado area of Lagos.