Somalilandsun- Residents of Ainabo district of newly created Sarar region in the east of the country dread the arrival of nights.
This follows the continuous attack by a man-eating hyena that has so far killed four people and injured numerous others.
The Ainabo district area much visited by the human blood thirsty hyena is in Eeldahab village where the heroism of a young boy deterred the death of his sibling after the The hyena pulled him from sleep
The incident is one out of four people who were mauled or attacked by a rogue hyena in Ainabo district over a period of a couple of months leaving a victim dead and area residents gripped with fear.
The Togdeer regional governor Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Hashi made clarifications as to the exact number of victims as he spoke to us on the eve of publication through the phone.
He acknowledged the fact that a toddler was completely mauled to death two months ago, at a time that an adult was seriously wounded. He further explained that the recuperating boy Khadar and an adult were injured over the week during the Eid festivities.
The regional governor lamented over the unethical culture of the local media disseminating unverified reports without corroborating facts from reliable sources. He noted that they were disrtressed over the inaccurate stories about the wild animal attacks which had his office bombarded with numerous querries.
According to the editor of The Horn Tribune M.A. Egge Youngster Khadar Jama Yusuf who schools at Qoryale was attacked while asleep in a hut he shared with his younger brother hence was fatally wounded when the wild animal sunk its teeth in his face trying to flee with its prey only for his younger brother to heroically intervene.
His nose was mauled and in the process parts of his face, lips and ears plus the eyes were seriously wounded.
Staffers at the hospital said that they were able to stabilize the young man’s condition since he was brought to the clinic while he was in a comatose state.
The boy had gone home in the reserves following the short break of holiday they were given for the Eid festival.
His brother managed to chase away the hyena which was trying to flee with its prey.
The younger brother grabbed the hyena’s tail while he shouted for help which came immediately afterwards and Khadar was spared. The boys are orphans.
The heroic effort of his younger brother was monumentally more than a brave deed for a child to do.
Area residents are wary and fearful of further attacks.
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