Baby Buhari Dauda, whose genital was slashed off by his stepmother in Niger State, is dead.
Dauda died in Wada village in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state after a brief malaria illness.
The Director General of the Childs Right Agency, Mariam Kolo, who confirmed this to The PUNCH on Wednesday said Baby Buhari had slight malaria which made his temperature to rise, adding that he died even after he had been administered his prescribed drugs.
Kolo said the boy had been slated to undergo a genital transplant in the United Kingdom before he died.
She said the sickness was not a relapse on his health, as he was doing extremely well after a series of corrective surgeries carried out on him.
She expressed sadness over the death of the baby who is now over a year old.
The DG said the case of the stepmother who is currently being remanded in the Old Minna Prison would be determined.
She said Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and his wife were devastated by the death of the baby.
On June 18, 2016, then two-month old Buhari Dauda’s genitals were allegedly chopped off by his 17-year-old stepmother, Bara’atu Rabiu, who reportedly gave no cogent reason for the act.
The state government moved in to salvage the situation by working towards ensuring the baby grows up with a functional manhood.