A Rare Miracle: Buried Baby Dug Out Alive in Lagos

There are some stories you hear that just make you sick to the pit of your stomach and at the same time, marvel at the wonders of God’s miracles. This story is one of them.

It would be hard, almost impossible, to understand what must have been running through the mind of the person who buried this innocent child or the circumstances that could have led him or her to take such a decision. But we are thankful that God preserved the life of this little child who was left to die and and gave her another chance at life.

Details of where the child was buried are still sketchy, but the pictures of the child buried in the ground and how she looked shortly after she was dug up with mud all over her body has gone viral online, leaving many people in shock. She was just a new born with the her placenta still attached to her navel. To see the pictures click here.

We are thankful to God for this miracle!

59 Comments on A Rare Miracle: Buried Baby Dug Out Alive in Lagos
  • Olufunmi January 21, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    we thank God for the miracle… she is a miracle!

    • Purpleicious Babe January 21, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      She is very much a Miracle. she should be called miracle.

      My prayer is, a deserving parents will come forward to accept, cherish, respect, LOVE and BUILD this beautiful child.

      Nobody knows the circumstances surrounding her mother’s intention but God who knows all men hearts showed up.

      I pray her story will always be SPECTACULAR.



  • Truth Hurts! January 21, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Such is always the story of great destinies. May your name be praised HE that watches over Israel who neither sleep nor slumber Amen!

  • Bey January 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    WOnders shall never end..thankGod the baby is Alive..God will judge who ever did such

  • BeeT January 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    What a wicked world!!! Sure the child has a huge purpose to fulfill. Thank God they found her alive!

  • Unknown January 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    The person dat did dis to such an innocent child don’t deserve to live

  • brendz January 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    May God forgive the person who did this. I want to believe fear was the motivation for doing something this heinous!!!! Bella, how do we help this baby? Can you get more info about how she is doing, where she is and all of that…..

  • Ade January 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Thank YOU God. Master Jesus, YOU are Faithful-HalleluYah!

  • Nnenna January 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    God and his infinite mercies!!! How can you carry a child for 9 months and just throw it away like that? There are so many motherless babies homes that would gladly take in that child and find it a lovely home! Why would anyone subject such wickedness on a baby? What ‘s really going on in the world these days?! Thank God for saving this baby girl! She’s a testimony to his love and care! I wish he/she a bright future!!!

  • moi January 21, 2013 at 3:33 pm


    • Non professional opinion January 21, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      You said it all

  • chidy January 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    smdh only in Nigeria. I dont believe dis crap.

    • her January 21, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      sorry i beg to differ such cases known and unknown does happen everywhere…. we just have to thank God she was found alive.

  • mame January 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Thank God for the baby’s life, i realy needs a girl child, keep me informed

  • Chattyzee January 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    God is great! What a miracle!


  • Traditionalbay January 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you Jesus! Who say there is no God? and for the mother….time will tell. The wicked shall not go unpunished.

  • Lisa January 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    oh my God i cant stop shouting, this world is wicked!

  • Bleed blue January 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Speechless. I can’t throw curses at the mother as I have no clue as to how or why this happened. Just grateful it’s a happy ending. And may it always be a happy ending for this little one. Amen.

  • Gloria January 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Wouldn’t it be better if the mother of this miracle child had aborted the baby when she noticed she was pregnant since she knew that she will bury the baby alive after child birth? Thank God for God he has a purpose for his creature.

  • dontmention January 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Wow….thank God for His infinite mercies for he is good…..may this baby live to testify to his name n give him all de glory

  • YummyMummy January 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    What an amazing God!may this child leave to fulfil destiny…please why have sex or better still carry a baby for 9months and bury..I am sure she must have done all sorts to this child,it just didn’t work.Shame!

  • wilj January 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Speechless,whl am stl 4 god to bless my womb sm bstrd cld do dat

  • marie January 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    GOD is great!!!!! i can’t stop cryin!!! whyyyyyyyyy human r like dat?
    i give God all d glory for dat baby!! be blessed!

  • jade January 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    OMG, such a beautiful angel. God was breathing for her while she was ther. That baby has a beautiful purpose, they should call her blessing or miracle. To God be the glory great thing he has done.

  • Henrina January 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Wonders shall never end, dis is a destiny baby, oh God 4give d woman dat did this

  • buky January 21, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    hmmm, it is well, may God ve mercy upon d human being dt did this, and may d person make amends in any possible way (though i dont see how) smh…….. God ve mercy

  • Diana January 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    The baby clearly is a new born and perhaps did not breathe at birth. It’s possible the mother is young and was rejected by society. There are so many reasons why the baby could be buried much of which cannot be justified. Pregnancy and birth does so much to your mental state especially in a country so riddled with poverty and a history of families abandoning young pregnant women. I would rather believe the mother believed the child was dead. That way I could sleep better

  • Lani January 21, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    We are so quick to judge the mother. Lets not be too hasty.
    1. She might be underaged and suffering from post partum depression (whether Nigerians like to acknowledge it or not, it exists).
    2. The mother might not even be the one who buried the baby. For all we know, there is a mother running around helter-skelter looking for her missing baby.
    Until we get all the details lets not be so quick to judge. Thank God the baby was found alive, she definitely has a bright future.

    • zsa zsa January 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you! you just spoke my mind. We do not know the circumstances leading to the baby being buried so lets wait and see.
      Meanwhile i can’t stop crying…,this precious, helpless, beautiful little girl…reminds me of my daughter. Thank you, thank you, thank you God for sparing this child’s life. Oh how i wish i was in a position to take this baby,care for her and give her all the love she needs. I pray someone else does, again thank you lord.ARRGH…CANT STOP THE TEARS!!

    • her January 22, 2013 at 5:33 am

      thank you Lani + Diana people are so quick to point their fingers at someone else and place blame….

    • Damie January 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Thank you for this sensible comment

  • Sara Adebayo January 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Oh God! What a heinous crime…I do hope she will be found who ever did this act of criminal. My sister is dying to conceive since her marriage. And this woman was blessed by this baby and just dumped her in the trash..What a shame.. Thank God she was found..I wish they could give her to my sister who lives in Cali.

  • Henny January 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I thank God and pray that the baby will grow to the favour and service of God and man, she will grow strong and healthy and she will stay in the course God has put her in Jesus name.

  • molarah January 21, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    @Gloria, isn’t the abortion you are proposing going to achieve the same mission the person who buried this baby set out to do – to waste an innocent life?

    I just thank God for His mercies. What a beautiful baby. Surely you will fulfil your life’s purpose in Jesus’ name.

  • ninaNods January 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    There is non like unto thee JESUS.thank you lord.may your name b praised forever!!!!

  • Joyce January 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Scary!!! Thanks God the baby is alive. This is the effect of poverty and also the stigma associated with having baby out of wedlock in Nigeria. I think the stigma should stop. We should encourage girls who happen to fall into this situation, instead of castigating them. Let them know that it is not the end of life, they can still be what they want to be, provided they work hard. If they are not ready to take care of the baby, they should be encouraged to put up the baby for adoption. In US,you don’t hear of this type of thing because the girl has the option of giving the baby up for adoption, leaving the baby in a hospital or at a fireservice station.

  • timeyin funke January 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    sometimes i wonder if mothers who could go dis far pass though labor pains when giving birth.some people are very heartless

  • R January 21, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Destined for greatness. God bless, protect and favour this little angel throughout her life!

  • fashionandstylepolice January 21, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Thank God for this baby’s life. SMH.

  • gbeborun January 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    God bless that little bundle of joy,how could anyone do that to such a cute baby,she is here for a reason and would grow up to be a great person,the pictures alone have moved me to tears just saying how can i help.

  • konnie January 21, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Thank you Jesus

  • Emma January 22, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Eeh Naija! You people have started again. This is just an immaginative faboul though there is nothing GOD cannot do.

  • Hmm ok January 22, 2013 at 2:52 am

    What the heck is a ‘rare miracle’? Were miracles common before Bella? (-.-) If something is a miracle it is already rare so their is no need to call it a rare miracle!

  • Ewurafua January 22, 2013 at 4:16 am

    This baby is destined for greatness! God knows why she is still alive despite this atrocity her mum committed.

    NB. “She was just a new born with the her [placenta] still attached to her navel”.
    I believe you mean, [umbilical cord]. Placentas are attached to the lining of the womb.

  • NNENNE January 22, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Everybody is cursing the mother.Was it not a man who impregnated the mother?
    Men should wear their condoms if they are not ready to take on the responsibility of a father and/or husband. Women, please look before you open those legs!

  • Eve January 22, 2013 at 7:55 am

    This baby is a miraculous child. God indeed is great

  • Ukonu chinedu January 22, 2013 at 8:27 am

    We like judging people so fast, y put d blame on d mum when u don’t even know d real story. I have fall victim of a thing like this. Everyone tot i was dead, and had been put in a basket for disposal, but my mum did not agree. She picked my corpse and ran into a room, locked herself and started praying, just imagine after six girls ,she was blessed with a baby boy who was about to be thrown away. Thank God for Jesus who proved Himself. What if she had thrown the corpse(me) and later u find me alive, will u judge her wrongly. So be careful, don’t be quick to judge. Thank God for the baby.

  • ruth January 22, 2013 at 8:55 am

    may God preserve the lyf of baby miracle in Jesus name.

  • gistlane January 22, 2013 at 9:58 am

    This is really sad and a true miracle but it can’t be possible that the baby’s head was also buried. With the widespread usage of mobile phones a video evidence of the baby being dug up would have made the difference. We await further proofs if any to confirm the story.

  • Priscy January 22, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Thank U Lord for this miracle…some women are evil. y bother carrying a child for 9 months and den bury him alive. she could have easily dropped him off in an orphanage. y such wickedness. Only God can forgive her for this.

  • Opsy January 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

    @Ukonu, if they thought the baby was dead, they would have put it in a box or carton and buried it properly. The shallow grave looks like something that was done in a hurry.

  • Ginika January 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Awww she is a strong lil fighter. Right from birth she didnt give up and wont in this life.

    It gets me thinking, maybe the person who buried her tipped off the person who found her. I think she had been buried a few moments before she was found.

    • Alero January 29, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      What I have to say is better put in pidgin english:” U get sense sha” and I mean it in a good way:D

  • uni January 22, 2013 at 11:18 am


  • truth January 22, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    @ joyce that’s an absolute lie! just watch tlc, E! investigates and other such programes and stations. they are full of stories of women in the US doing even worse to children. so don’t act drama of how US is all that n Nigeria isn;t. This type of thing happens all over the world. Lets thank God the child is fine and get the word out to people “if they don’t want their babies or think their newborns are dead or whatever take the child to a hospital, orphanage or police station and help will be provided for the child”.

  • babious January 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    thank God she’s alive. what an awful world we live in.

  • loveth O. January 29, 2013 at 11:28 am

    oh Lord My God how Excellent is your Name

  • loveth O. January 29, 2013 at 11:29 am

    God Of Miracle Na My Papa Oh

  • Ekpo friday January 29, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Dis child need to devote to a powerful man of GOD to train.so his destiney ll come through.

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