A little baby, Buhari Dauda, whose step mother cut off his genital few months ago, will be undergoing another phase of surgery in a UK hospital, where a genital implant would be carried out on him.
This was disclosed to newsmen in Minna, yesterday, by the Director General of Niger State Child’s Rights Agency, Barrister Mariam Kolo.
According to Kolo, the state Governor, “Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has taken responsibility of the medical bills of the baby”.
“The baby who just finished another round of surgery in Bida will be taken to the UK within the year”, she said.
Kolo also said that, Buhari’s stepmother, Bara’atu, who chopped off his penis, would soon be arraigned at the State High Court, for prosecution.
Buhari was two months old when his genital was cut off by his stepmother, Bara’atu Rabiu, who used a knife to carry out the act without giving a cogent reason for her action.
The baby, who is now 11 months, may have another chance of growing up with a functional manhood, even though the possibility of having one has been ruled out by medical experts.
The DG also said that, one of the primary responsibilities of her agency is to ensure the protection of children from all forms of abuse.