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Eight-month-old baby found dead inside drum of water in Benin

An eight-month-old baby simply identified as Abdulaziz, was on Thursday found dead inside a four-feet drum of water in Benin.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident occurred early Thursday morning at number 53 Obakhavbaye Street, Benin City.

It was gathered that mother of the baby had gone to urinate outside at about 6 am, but did not find the baby where she kept him.

After three hours of searching around the house, the baby was eventually found inside the drum of water dead.

The landlord of the house, Mr. Ali Abubakar, said he was observing his prayers when he heard shouting and wailing.

Ali said he went downstairs and was told that Abdulaziz died inside a drum of water.

“It is difficult for that baby to open that drum and enter inside. We don’t know what happened yet but it is a mystery’’ Abubakar said.

A neighbour, who gave her name as Blessing Akpo, told NAN that it was only God that could unravel the baby’s killers.

“I have never seen where a baby of eight months old will open a drum of water, enter inside and close it,’’ she said.

Mother of the baby could not talk as she was still in shock.

NAN also noticed the presence of some policemen from Aideyan Police station at the residence to investigate the incident.

When contacted, DSP Chidi Nwanbuzour, the Command’s PPRO told NAN that he had just been briefed about the case.

He added that the command was already investigating the circumstances leading to the death of the boy.

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(NAN)

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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  1. Ezenwajiugo Somto Prosper

    This is simply the handwork of an evil person… what a wicked world we are living in

  2. Oh no, this is so sad, just hope it wasnt as a result of carelessness, God have mercy

  3. Nawa
    Children are God’s given gift

  4. Aguinam ojukwu faustina

    RIP…MAY GOD NEVER ALLOW US EXPERIENCE SUCH
    TEAM G

  5. Nawa
    Children are God’s given gift
    Team Bouake

  6. whoever did that to that poor child will never go unpunished.

  7. Obika Happiness. c.

    This is tragic..

  8. omg
    team bouake

  9. team bouake

    strange news everyday

  10. Hmmmm…. I see the hand work of village people

    Team Bouake
    Quiz no 2

  11. Oluoha chinelo lorita

    what a world, so painful….
    team Bouake

  12. this life self

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