A woman was mauled to death by her own pitbulls in an “absolutely grisly” attack in the United States.
Bethany Lynn Stephens, 22, was found by her father who went looking for her in a wooded area where she often walked the dogs in Goochland, Virginia.
It was there he found his daughter and her two “very large” pitbulls “guarding” her body.
Goochland County sheriff James Agnew said Stephens’ cause of death was “consistent with being mauled by these dogs.”
Agnew added that he has ruled out murder.
He said it appeared to be a “violent attack initiated by the victim’s dogs while the victim was out for a walk with the dogs.”
“It appears she was taken to the ground, lost consciousness, and the dogs then mauled her to death.”
He added: “It was an absolutely grisly mauling. In my 40 years of law enforcement, I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
“I hope I never see anything like it again.”
Barbara Norris, one of Stephens’ best friends, said “I wasn’t able to see the body, so I can’t tell you what happened.
“I can’t tell you if it was a blunt force or if it was a mauling, but I know those dogs didn’t do it.”
Agnew estimated that each dog weighed about as much as Stephens, who was 5 ft 1 and weighed 125 pounds.
Stephens’ father called the sheriff’s office when he hadn’t seen her in a day. He said he found the dogs aggressively protecting her body.
Dr. Amy Learn, a veterinarian at Cary St Veterinary Hospital, said she did not know Stephens or her dogs, but says many questions need to be answered.
“I think the investigation needs to be ongoing,” Learn said. “Dogs don’t typically just out of the blue attack their owners, so there is typically some kind of provocation.”
“Was there somebody else there? Were they being attacked by somebody, were they trying to defend themselves and their owner from somebody else, from a wild animal?
“Was it actually something else that attacked the owner? Were there stray dogs, coyotes [or] something else in the woods,” Learn said.
Source: (Yahoo News)
#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew
Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the residents of the State.
Recall that the Governor had declared curfew in Enugu East, Enugu North, and Enugu South Local Government Areas of the state following an outbreak of violence in those areas.
However, following the return of relative calm and hardship being suffered by residents of the affected areas, the Governor adjusted the curfew.
This was announced in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, on Saturday.
“In its place, a 13-hour curfew from 6 pm to 7 am daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6 pm on Sunday, 25th October 2020 until further notice.”
Fani-Kayode Condemns Video Asking Igbo Indigenes To Leave Yorubaland
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the threat of violence on Igbo indigenes in Yorubaland.
In a video circulating on social media, Grandson Adeyinka, a UK-based Nigerian, called on Igbo indigenes to leave south-west states.
In the video, Adeyinka issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Igbo, warning that those who refuse to leave will be dealt with.
Reacting to the video, the former Minister distanced the Yoruba people from the statement, urging the Igbo people in Lagos to stand firm and stand their ground.
..The sons of Oduduwa will stand by you. The SW is safe for all non-indegenees. We are a peaceful, loving, liberal, kind & accommodating people. We are not animals & thugs. We do not give our compatriots ultimatums, throw them out of our territory or threaten them with violence.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) October 24, 2020
El-Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Seven Communities In Kaduna
Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has declared a 24-hour curfew in some communities in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan announced this is a statement on Saturday.
Although the reason for the restriction was not stated, it follows the looting of warehouses – where COVID-19 palliatives were reportedly stored by the government – by residents.
Residents were said to have trooped to Gwari Avenue where they discovered a warehouse and immediately forced it open and carted away food items.
Reacting to the development, the government directed security agencies involved to arrest and prosecute anyone found violating the curfew, and those responsible for the breakdown of law and order as well as looting and destroying properties.
The affected communities include Barnawa, Kakuri, and Television in Kaduna South LGA, and Maraban Rido, Sabon Tasha, Narayi, and Ungwan Romi of Chikun LGA.
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