RIP: Baby Benaiah who received N70m donations dies before his surgery

A Nigerian baby, Benaiah Monday has died before he could fly to Dubai for a major heart surgery. Baby Benaiah was reported to have been born with multiple holes in his heart.

Baby Benaiah’s death is coming as as shock after kind-hearted Nigerians rallied round him to raise a sum of N70m (about $100,000) for his operation in Dubai.

Baby Benaiah’s condition went viral after after a video of his distraught father soliciting for help for his surgery emerged on the internet.

His father had laid siege on government house entrance, Port Harcourt, Rivers State in a bid to get help.

However, about 48 hours after the video found its way to the internet, Nigerians donated over N70m for the young one’s surgery.

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A photo of Baby Benaiah’s distraught father with him blocking the road

However, according to the latest report reaching us at, baby  Benaiah  has lost the battle to the cold hands of death this morning (February 15 2019) in Lagos.

He was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where he was confirmed dead by doctors.

May his gentle soul rest in peace!


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