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2 sheep arrested after attacking woman until she fell unconscious

By Mason White 6:36 PM January 18, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
Police detained two sheep after they allegedly attacked a woman until she fell unconscious, police in Nigeria said.

Ado-Ekiti Police said that the two sheep attacked and hurt 65-year-old Iya Oyo, as she was on her way to a bank with her son on Monday.

According to the police investigation, as the woman was preparing to withdraw cash from an ATM, (when) the nearby sheep went wild and gored her, cutting her right thigh.

Oyo told investigators that she fell unconscious immediately after the attack began. Witnesses at the scene, rushed to help the woman and detained the sheep until police arrived.

The woman woke up at a nearby hospital, where she is being treated for non life threatening injuries.

Neighbors of the person who owns the sheep, said that this was not the first time that the animals attacked passersby, and they have filed complaints with the police.

The sheep are currently in police custody until a decision is made what to do with them.