Bayelsa vows to deal with newborn baby dumpers
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- 14th, September 2021 (1 week ago)
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fewer than nine dead newborn babies picked from various refuse dumpsites between January and this month. He vowed that the government would punish severely anyone caught, warning those who engage in the unfortunate act to desist from it. Iselema said, “We have this challenge of some unscrupulous people turning the Prosperity Administration into a burial committee.They drop dead newborn babies at our dumpsites. Read Also Bayelsa seeks UN assistance over environmental problems Gunmen abduct LG boss's father, kill two in Bayelsa Bayelsa seeks implementation of Supreme Court order on boundary dispute with Rivers “I want to tell Bayelsans that we have put a machinery in place and once they are caught, they will meet us in court and explain why they are killing our babies and dumping them at receptacles. That we will do. “Since January till this month, the ministry has buried nine dead newborn babies dumped at dumpsites within the Yengaoa metropolis.”
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