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Lord Have Mercy 5-yr-old girl battles for life after being mauled by dog (Graphic Photo)

A five-year-old girl is currently battling for her life in a hospital after a dog kept by her parent's landlord attacked and mauled her.

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A five-year-old girl is currently battling for her life after a dog kept by her parent's landlord mauled her, almost leaving her for dead.

According to a Facebook user, Taiwo Craig, the incident happened on Monday, February 20, 2017, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

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Craig narrated that the girl's parent's landlord keeps about 15 dogs in the compound and they are almost always hungry as they are not being taken care of.

At about 5.10 pm on the day of the incident, one of the hungry dogs broke out of the cage where they are kept and attacked the little girl who was playing with her friends, leaving her with serious injuries.

Here is how Taiwo Craig captured the incident:

"The cruelty of a nonchalant landlord led to the disastrous injury to a 5-year-old girl. In so much pain and hardship for that her young age, it is hard to see all the pain she is going through as a waste because of the landlord's excessive buying of dogs.

He has over 15 dogs in his house which have being mismanaged, underfed and caged for a very long time. Only for one of the dog to burst out and attack a young, 5-year innocent girl, with so many scars that will live with the girl forever.

The power of landlord makes him feel like he has overall right without taking his tenants into consideration.

This man has over 15 dogs in his house even when complaints have been made repeatedly by the tenants with no justifiable reasons given by him.

The child is currently going through severe pains from the brutal attack from the landlord's dog.

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As can be seen from the images, this is not just a flesh but a brutal attack by a dog. This story is made to create and alert the necessary agency that is responsible for handling such cases with immediate effect."

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