Two-month-old baby has his arm amputated in Nigeria after cruel father snapped the limb, breaking the bone, for disturbing his sleep
- Dr Chiedozie Mbalewe said he amputated the baby’s arm to save the baby’s life
- The man’s wife said he locked the baby in a room and threatened her into silence
- Imo state police have been asked to arrest a man, who is now on the run
Doctor were forced to amputate the arm of a two-month old baby after its cruel father broke the limb as punishment for disturbing his sleep.
The 31-year-old man assaulted his baby with a plastic cloth hanger for waking him, according to his wife.
She told the BBC that her husband took her phone and locked the baby in a room before attacking the infant.
He tried to keep her silent by threatening her, she said, fearing she would tell their neighbours.
File photo: Doctors have had to amputate the arm of a two-month old baby after its cruel father broke the bone for disturbing his sleep
But the mother reported the case to the police after she realised the baby’s arm had been snapped.
Nigeria’s Imo state police have been asked to arrest a man, who is now on the run.
Dr Chiedozie Mbalewe said he amputated the baby’s arm to save its life.
The baby’s hand was emanating a rotten smell, the doctor added.
A survey into child violence in Nigeria developed by UNICEF found that 90 percent of children between the ages of 1 to 14 experienced at least one form of violent discipline by caregivers in 2021.
The Cross River and Imo states accounted for the highest level of violent discipline with 99 per cent, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
Another UNICEF survey found in 2014 that 61% of young adult men reported physical violence from a family member or caregiver when they were children, compared with 71% of young women.
In August, a Nigerian man was arrested for stoning his two children to death.
File photo: UNICEF found that 90 percent of children between the ages of 1 to 14 experienced at least one form of violent discipline by caregivers
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