The little four year old boy, Omonigho Abraham, who was callously attacked by some evil dogs, in the Igando area of Lagos State, has begged the police and the government to avenge the attack by ensuring that the dogs that almost took his life are killed.
Abraham, who is recuperating in the Burns and Plastic Ward of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, insisted he would not return home until the dogs were dead.
The victim, who still had a bandaged head, said he tried to run from the dogs when they started to attack him but he was overwhelmed,.
In a childlike manner, the little boy tried narrating his ordeal, he said, “I was playing with my brothers when the dogs entered our flat. I could not jump, so they bit my head. I pinched Gaddafi (one of the dogs), but he did not leave me. It was when I heard the voice of my mummy that I woke up. I want them to kill the dogs; I won’t return home.”
Omonigho, whose face was still marred with signs of the attack, wore a sad countenance when he saw the gory pictures of his torn head on his father’s phone.
He later started playing games on the smart phone.
One of the hospital workers who was there when he was first rushed in said the boy’s health had improved compared to when he was admitted.
“The day they brought him here remains unforgettable for me. I couldn’t eat throughout that day because he looked horrible.”
Omonigho’s scalp was bitten off by two dogs in their neighborhood, while he played with his brothers.
Since the news of the horrible attack broke, Omonigho’s father confirmed that he had been receiving support from Nigerians.
He also said the Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, had also sent his personal medical doctor, one Dr.Ufoma, who discussed the possibility of the victim being flown abroad for further treatment.
The Lagos State Government, Ministry of Health, was also said to have refunded money spent on his treatment, and promised to pay all other expenses.