An unidentified woman on Monday abandoned a day-old baby girl near the main gate of Government College, Katsina.
According to News Agency of Nigeria, the woman was said to have abandoned the baby about 300 metres away from Katsina Motherless Baby Home at the early hours of the day.
A passerby said he heard the cry of the baby around 6:30 a.m.
He said, “When we heard the cry of the baby, we rushed and found the young child wrapped inside a towel.
“We immediately alerted the ward head of Rafukka Quarters, Alhaji Ahmed Musa, who rushed to the scene of the incident.
“Musa and other persons took the baby to the village head of Eastern Katsina metropolis (Wakilin Gabas), Alhaji Muntari Aliyu.
When contacted, Aliyu said the baby was at his custody and would be taken to the office of the District Head for registration.
The baby was later taken to the motherless baby home for proper care.