Osun State Police Command has stated that it has launched a manhunt for the owners of two Alsatian dogs which viciously attacked a child in Osogbo.
This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the Command, Yemisi Opalola.
The two animals had attacked a nursing mother on Wednesday and grabbed the child strapped to her back in the Halleluyah area of Ido-Osun.
The animals attacked the baby and killed her while residents watched helplessly with the mother of the child sustaining severe injuries after she was attacked by the dogs in an attempt to rescue her baby.
The nursing mother was identified as Mummy Basira.
According to an eyewitness who did not want his name in print, “We all watched helplessly. The dogs, we were told, jumped out of a building that was not currently inhabited by anyone and seized the baby said to be about five months strapped to the back by the mother, and battered her.
“As they battered the baby, the mother tried to save her, but she could not. After killing the baby, the dogs attacked the mother, inflicting bodily injuries on her. Some residents later used sticks to chase away the dogs and rescue the mother. She was rushed to a hospital here in Osogbo.
“The house where the dogs came out from is not inhabited, but residents know those that used to visit the place. They have been calling their mobile numbers, but their lines have been switched off. The tension is presently high in that neighbourhood. We reported the matter at Estate Police Station in Osogbo.”