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TRAGEDY: Dog Kills, Eats 5-Months-Old Baby

Mother of a 5-month-old baby, Mrs Nafisat Muideen, has narrated her ordeal how a “hungry foreign dog” in Osogbo, Osun state, South West Nigeria, killed and ate her baby (Marian), while she watched helplessly.

According to her the incident happened at a new site at Haleluyah Estate, Osogbo, on Wednesday, when she was going to buy drugs for the baby.

Residents of the area said the dog must have been locked up in the building for a long time before it escaped.

The woman narrated how the workers at the site later helped her kill the dog to rescue the baby, but all to no avail.

Ephemeralnews reports that the dog escaped after digging under the gate for some days where it was allegedly locked up.

The residents of the building reportedly locked up the dog and traveled out of the town for some days.

The woman said, “I did not know when it jumped and seized my baby from my back. The place was silent (serene) and I didn’t see anybody come out to me when I was shouting.

“I was going to get a drug for my baby that had catarrh when the incident happened.

“By the time some workers would come out, it was late. They couldn’t move close to the dog until they killed it. It was holding on to my baby while I shouted for help,” the woman narrated.

Spokesperson of Osun State Police command, Yemisi Opalola, said efforts were still on to arrest the owner of the dog.

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