According to her, she was called by her neighbours to the scene where the baby was dumped.
She said that when she got there, she saw people gathered around where the baby was dumped.
“Everybody at the scene was afraid to touch the baby.
“They said that they did not see the woman that dumped the baby but the children that were playing around the scene saw her.’’
She also said that a member of a local vigilance group living in the area helped her to pick the baby from the spot.
She added that they then reported the matter to the Central Police Station.
Usman added, “When they came to the station with the baby, I noticed that the baby had not been bathed after birth.
“It was as if the mother just gave birth to the baby and immediately dumped her at the spot where she was rescued.
“I appealed to a woman that was living close to the police station to assist me with hot water.
“I bathed the baby because I suspected that she had been left in the cold and was not feeling well.’’
The female police officer added that she had to take the baby to the hospital on Sunday since those who brought her to the station did so on a Saturday night.
Mrs Mairam Kolo, the Director-General of the Niger State Children Rights Protection Agency, appealed to the general public to assist the agency with useful information on the identity of the mother of the baby.
“We are calling on anyone, especially, those living around the area where the incident happened to assist the agency with useful information.
“Also, any member of the public that knows any woman who was pregnant; and was delivered of a baby in the last three days but has not been seen with a baby to report to our agency.
“This will enable us to identify the mother and bring her to justice,” she said.
Kolo said that the agency would work with the police and the Ministry of Women Affairs to investigate the matter.
She commended the woman for saving the life of the innocent baby.