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Dog that foiled Boko Haram suicide bombing in Borno set to get a posthumous award

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association NMVA, is set to bestow a posthumous award on the dog that foiled mass killing by a female suicide bomber in Borno state on April 2nd. The dog attacked a female suicide bomber as she made an attempt to enter a wedding ceremony in Belbelu community , Jere local government area of Borno state.

Disclosing the plans for the award, the President of NVMA, Dr. Godwin Abonyi, said that the dog would be awarded on the World Veterinary Day, WVD, which is tomorrow April 29th.

“The high point of the WVD is that the association will give posthumous award to the sacrificial male dog, which recently foiled mass killing by intercepting a suicide bomber in a public gathering. “In the course of dragging the bomber, the bomb detonated and the dog died with the suicide bomber away from the public”.

The NVMA president listed part of the award to include buying a prized dog for the owner, Mr Mallum who is a teacher, and giving him logistics support to feed the dog for a year, incentives like plaque of honour for gallantry and supreme sacrifice.

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