Residents of Jeun Makadi community in the Masaka area of Nasarawa State were shocked on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, when they saw the corpses of newborn twin babies at a dump in the area .
The babies , who were suspected to have been dumped on Monday , were reportedly killed by wandering pigs .
When one of our correspondents visited the area on Tuesday, one of the corpses was still at the dump . The baby was injured in the face .
Residents said the other corpse had been carried away by the pigs .
According to Punch, some community leaders reported the incident to policemen from the Masaka division, who visited the dump .
A resident , who spoke on condition of anonymity , said people staying close to the dump confirmed that the babies were brought alive to the spot .
He said , “ We believe that the babies were left at the dump on Monday evening or Tuesday morning . When we got to the dump , pigs had already eaten one of the babies and escaped with the corpse . Some people staying close to the dump told us that there were indications that the kids were alive when they were abandoned .
“ There has been pandemonium in our area. People have been trooping to the dump when they get the information that newborn twins were abandoned there . Residents, who were at the scene of the incident , rained curses on the person that dumped the babies . They could have taken the babies to an orphanage or to a government ’ s shelter , not at our dump to be eaten up by pigs .”
A youth in the community , Garba Julius , said the community and the police were investigating the incident to unravel the culprits.
The Police Public Relations Officer , Nasarawa State Police Command , DSP John Kennedy , however , said the command had yet to receive information on the incident .