A man identified as Simon Ngonja has passed away few days after he was attacked by his dog in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
The deceased, who was a senior staff at the prime minister’s office, was attacked by the German Shepherd dog when he returned from a trip on Sunday, June 11.
A source, while confirming the development on Friday, June 16, said that the dog pounced on Ngoja after he opened the gate of his house.
He noted that the deceased fought fiercely with the dog but couldn’t extricate himself, adding that a soldier shot and killed the dog in a bid to save Ngonja.
The source further noted that Ngonja passed away as a result of the severe injuries sustained during the incident.
Similarly, a Facebook user identified as Bella Powers, while confirming the development, said that, “Simon Ngonja died this morning after being fatally attacked by his own ‘German Shepherd’ breed dog.
“Returning from a trip last Sunday, he was attacked by his dog after opening the gate of his house.
“He fought fiercely with the animal to the point where a soldier had to kill the dog with a gun.
“He was taken to the hospital with a lot of bleeding and severe injuries, but he couldn’t survive it.
“He was an executive in the services of the prime minister in Yaoundé.
“May his soul rest in peace and our condolence to his family.”