Residents of Ayobo area in Lagos woke up on Thursday to a dead baby dumped on the road.
The baby was wrapped with flannel and surrounded with dirt.
A resident, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the baby might have been dumped in the night.
“The baby must have been dumped by the mother in the dead of the night. As you can see, the baby is wrapped with an hospital flannel which meant the mother was newly discharged from the hospital,” the source said.
“The newborn must have died of cold because the flannel which the mother used to wrap him/her got removed thereby exposing the baby to cold. She must have dumped the baby alive.
“It is so disheartening that a mother will carry a baby in her womb for nine months and then decide to kill such a baby. This barbaric act must be stopped.”
The police have been drafted to the area.