Residents of Sabon Titi Gidan Kankara, of Kano Municipal Local Government area, were thrown into deep shock, following the dumping of a newborn baby into a pit latrine.
The incident occurred on Wednesday after an underage girl was found crying, shouting at the top of her voice that her mother, had thrown her sister into the toilet pit.
Reports said the neighbors of the 25-year-old woman, Hauwa Muhammad alerted men of the State Fire Service, where a rescue team was immediately mobilized and retrieved the baby.
Narrating the incident, the Public Relations Officer of Kano State Fire Service pointed out that, the Firefighters succeeded in retrieving the baby alive.
He said the mother of the baby is suspected to be mentally retarded, and had dumped the baby unceremoniously, shortly after giving birth.
Saminu Yusif commended residents of the area for informing the agency and charged the public to report accidents, fire disasters, collapsed buildings, and any related incidents to the nearest fire Station.