Baby Buhari to undergo surgery for genital implant in United Kingdom
The baby, whose stepmother cut off his genital, Buhari Dauda, will soon undergo another phase of surgery where a genital implant would be carried out on him.
The Director General (DG) of the Niger State Child’s Rights Agency, Mariam Kolo, who disclosed the plan to newsmen at the weekend, said the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has taken responsibility for the medical bills of the baby.
According to her, the baby, who just finished another round of surgery in Bida, will be taken to the United Kingdom (U.K.) within the year.
She said the culprit, who is Buhari’s stepmother, Bara’atu Rabiu, would soon be arraigned before the state High Court for prosecution.
Baby Buhari was two months old when his genital was cut off by his stepmother, who used a knife to carry out the act, without giving a cogent reason for her action.
The baby, who is now 11 months old, may now grow up with a functional manhood after the possibility of having one had earlier been ruled out by medical experts.
The DG also said one of the primary responsibility of the agency is to ensure the protection of children from all forms of abuse in the state.