An unidentified mother has left her newborn baby with a handwritten note in Nkwen, Bamenda, North West region of Cameroon. The infant was found in the early hours of May 4, 2023, near MIDENO in Ntefinki quarter. A source informed journalists that the baby was discovered around 6:00 am and was taken to the Health Centre, where his health was confirmed to be good.
The child has been taken to the police station for further procedures regarding his welfare. In the note left beside the baby, the mother explained that she had nobody to help her and made the painful decision to abandon her child, hoping that he will have a better life.
The note read, “I am sorry I had to do this. I had no other choice because I want my child to live a happy life. I have nothing, no one to help me and nothing to start a small business that can sustain the baby and me. Please help me take good care of him, and I pray God blesses and grants your heart desires. The baby’s name is Migael and was born on April 26, 2023. He has taken his first vaccine and is still to be circumcised. God bless you and your household.”