A tragic incident unfolded at the Federal University Dutse (FUD) in Jigawa State, where a 200-level student from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences reportedly threw her newborn baby from the upper floor of the female hostel after giving birth.

According to a student at the university, the occupants of the Morocco Female Hostel woke up on Monday to discover the lifeless body of the newborn on the ground. “Early Monday morning, we found the newborn baby girl dead on the floor, thrown from a three-story building,” she said, adding that the mother likely acted out of desperation after giving birth out of wedlock.

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Police spokesman DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam confirmed the incident in a statement. He said that the police received a report of a student who had given birth and then thrown the baby from a three-story building, resulting in the infant’s immediate death.

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Upon receiving the report, a team of policemen quickly arrived at the scene and transported both the baby and the mother to Rasheed Shekoni Teaching Hospital Dutse. The infant was declared dead by the attending medical doctor, while the mother was admitted and is currently responding to therapy.

DSP Shiisu added that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.