A one year old boy was almost killed after he was viciously attacked by a pitbull dog owned by one Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) in CBA, Mambilla Barracks, Abuja on Tuesday October 8th.
According to reports, the one year old was playing outside his parent’s house when the raging dog sighted him, immediately pounced on him and went for his head.
The dog sunk his teeth into his victim’s head and was tearing his head open. The dog refused letting the victim go until it was beaten to death by the residents of the area.
A 13 month old boy was left in critical condition after he was viciously attacked by a pitbull dog.
The dog was said to have broken free from his cage and wandered off into the block where Michael was playing with his four year-old brother.
It was reported that Michael’s older brother upon seeing the dog ran into their house but the little Michael was not fast enough as the dog pounced on him.
Reports indicates that the dog subsequently grabbed the baby by the head, dragged him about 30 metres away and bit him repeatedly.
While the dog was biting the baby, a neighbour who pleaded anonymity said she quickly raised the alarm.
She said, “I was by my balcony when I saw the dog grab Michael by the head. The dog bit his ear and tore off his scalp, exposing his brain.
“Incidentally, Michael did not scream as his blood littered everywhere. About four of us began throwing stones at the dog in a bid to get him to free Michael to no avail.
“Someone was able to get a cutlass and slashed the dog with it but it would not let Michael go. It was when the cutlass hit the face of the dog that the dog fell and died.”
See graphic photos of the one-year-old in the hospital below.
When the owner was informed about the killing of the dog, the soldier, a Regimental Sergeant Major, who owns the pitbull was said to have been furious.
Another resident of the barracks, who craved anonymity said the dog had been terrorising residents especially children, but all complaints to military authorities had fallen on deaf ears.
He said, “Some weeks ago, the same dog was let loose and began chasing children all over the place.
A little girl fell while running. I personally had to save the girl and chase the dog away.
“As a soldier I am not afraid of the dog but these little children playing in the barracks are not safe.”
Michael was said to have been transferred to Cedacrest Hospital, Apo after being given first aid at the barracks clinic.
However, in a bid to save his child, the victim’s father has reportedly donated two pints of blood to his son, who is said to be in critical condition.
He has also refused to speak to journalists saying saying, “please get permission from my superiors before talking to me.”