Lion Bites Off 2-Year-Old Girl’s Hand In A Zoo As Bandits Kidnap Imam, 10 Others In Nigeria

Lion Bites Off 2-Year-Old Girl’s Hand In A Zoo

A lion attacked a two-year-old Yemeni girl during her visit to the zoo in Ibb governorate, Yemen, which led to the amputation of her left hand.

According to local sources, the little girl, Donia, inserted her hand through one of the holes in the protection net of the lion’s cage, where the lion bit her hand. The girl was being accompanied by her father who was busy taking a souvenir picture of her.

The sources indicated that the girl was immediately taken to the hospital, as well as her father, who fell into a coma as a result of what happened to his daughter. He was busy and distracted while taking a picture of his daughter next to the lion, according to Al-Arabiya Al Hadath.

Human rights advocates held the child’s father and the administration of the zoo, which is under the control of the Houthi militia, accountable together.

They also decried the administration’s disregard for visitors by placing iron nets, which are inappropriate for these predators, or failing to ensure a sufficient safety distance that prevent visitors and children from getting closer to these animals.

Imam, 10 Others Kidnapped In Fresh Sokoto Attack

Bandits have kidnapped 11 persons, including a Chief Imam, Aminu Garba, who was preparing to lead Juma’at congregational prayer at Gatawa village in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state.

The Imam was kidnapped along with three others on Friday.

The assailants also blocked Sabon Birni-Gatawa road on Saturday, shot three persons and kidnapped seven others.

The member, representing Sabon Birni South constituency in the state assembly, Sa’idu Ibrahim, who confirmed the attack, said the injured persons were currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Wamakko.

He said another woman who was shot at Dama village got her leg amputated because it could not be fixed.

When contacted the spokesman of the Sokoto Police Command , ASP Sanusi Abubakar, said he would contact the officer in charge of the area and get back to our reporter but he had not done so as of the time of filing this report.