There was a drama on Sunday in Anambra State as a mentally challenged woman on fought officials of the Anambra State Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Social Welfare following their attempt to take away her newborn baby.
Narrating the story in a video, the Commissioner for Women’s Affairs, Mrs Ify Obinabo, said that the strong bond between mother and child was the reason the woman fought the officials, despite her condition.
Obinabo said: “The mentally challenged, beautiful young woman fought tooth and nail to ensure the protection of her baby.
“The expression was witnessed today (Sunday) at the Women Development Center Awka, when social workers at the Ministry of Women and Social Welfare tried to separate the mentally challenged woman from her newborn baby.
“The separation became necessary so that the woman could be taken to a home for the mentally challenged for care and her daughter to a children’s home.”
In the short video posted by Obinabo, the mentally challenged woman was seen charging at ministry officials after the rescue, when they attempted to separate her from her baby to take them to different homes for care.
The woman was heard shouting in Igbo: “Nothing must happen to my baby. If I look for that baby and fail to find her, I will deal with all of you.”
According to the commissioner, the baby needs medical attention, adding that they were taking her to the hospital.
She thanked God for the rescue of mother and child, pledging that proper attention will be given to them