Thursday, 23 February 2017

Five Year Old Girl Brutalized By Dog In Ikorodu Dies

Five-year-old Aliyah Masaku, who was attacked by three dogs in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, has died.

She died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, on Wednesday after she was transferred from the Ikorodu General Hospital, where she was first admitted.

Aliyah was sleeping at their house on Alhaji Abdul Hakeem Bin Sulaimon Avenue, off Ewuren Road, Ikorodu, when an Alsatian, one of 15 other dogs broke loose and dragged the helpless five-year-old to the back of the house where two other dogs joined, thereby inflicting multiple injuries on her.

The father, Wasiu, who was responsible for the care of the dogs, had reportedly gone to buy the dogs’ feed when the incident happened on Monday.

Aliyah was said to have been taken to the Ikorodu General Hospital

The father told PUNCH correspondent around 4pm on Wednesday that his daughter had a minor surgery at the hospital, before she was transferred to LASUTH.

But around 6pm, Wasiu Aliyah said that his daughter had been pronounced dead and broke down in tears.

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