Church dogs escape from their security duties, bite passerby to death

Church dogs escape from their security duties, bite passerby to death

  • Some dogs belonging to a Catholic church have mauled a passerby to death in the Abule Egba area of Lagos state
  • According to reports, the unguarded dogs left the church premises and strayed onto the street around 11.30pm
  • During the attack, the dogs reportedly bit the victim in different parts of his body, with people unable to help him

A man has lost his life after two German shepherds guarding a Catholic church attacked him.

The man, Hashiru Isah, was bitten to death outside the church premises in the Abule Egba area of Lagos state.

Dogs kill man in Lagos
Some dogs have killed a man in Lagos. Photo credit: Legit.ng
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According to Punch Newspaper, the unguarded dogs left the church premises and strayed onto the street, where they attacked Isah, who was on his way home around 11.30pm on Tuesday, September 27.

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During the attack, the dogs reportedly bit Isah on different parts of his body.

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He was rushed to the Orile Agege General Hospital, where he died.

A source said:

“The attack happened in the night. The dogs strayed onto the streets and bit him to death. The dogs are still missing; someone took them away. The victim’s family members are Hausa; they were not interested in police investigation and went ahead to bury his corpse."

In his reaction to the incident, the state police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said efforts were ongoing to locate the dogs.

He stated:

“Findings are still being made. But indications showed that the dogs strayed onto the street and attacked a passerby. The passerby was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

“The general overseer of the church was not around; only one caretaker was at home taking care of the dogs and he has made a statement as we await the arrival of the owner of the premises and the dogs. We are still trying to locate the dogs.”

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Meanwhile, the transfer of the Chaplain and Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, to the monastery by the Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Most Rev. Callistus Onaga, has sparked reactions among Nigerians.

In fact, Mbaka's supporters openly protested the decision and chased the new chaplain out of the ministry.

One of Mbaka's supporters who spoke to journalists on condition of anonymity said:

“All along, the Bishop has been trying to take over the Adoration Ministry. But I can assure you that no priest will succeed there. So long as Fr. Mbaka is not there, nobody will come there to worship.”

Source: Legit.ng

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