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20-year-old girl survives attack

A 20-year-old girl reportedly escapes from two male attackers, who allegedly extracted blood from her, using a syringe and then injected her with an unknown substance, using the same syringe.

Narrating her ordeal to The New Dawn via mobile phone on Monday, 14 August the victim only identified as Princess Garblah (no relations to New Dawn Managing Editor), explains that while she went out door to attend nature, two unidentified men pounced her with a syringe, injecting her and extracting blood from her body.

She said the attack occurred recently in Bomi County when she and her mother were traveling to Small Bopolu a nearby village from Tubmanburg.  According to her, while on their way to the village, she asked to go in the bush to toilet, saying, “When I entered the bush, I saw two men standing far from each other, the man with the long bag jumped on me and we started fighting, while fighting he called his friend who held me by my blouse and he injected me with the sharp injection needle and started taking my blood.”

Princess continues that she managed to escape from the two individuals after putting up a hard fight for her life before her mother arrived. She further explains that she became unconscious upon the arrival of her mother.

The girl’s mother narrates, “I can’t speak good English but I want my daughter to do her x-ray so we can know what happened to her. I want government to come to our rescue by carrying my daughter to good hospital,” she pleads.

Madam Thellor Garblah continues that her daughter’s health condition requires serious medical attention, as she does not know what might happen to her child in the future, and she doesn’t know where they took her daughter’s blood.

She appeals to the county authorities, government officials and humanitarians across Liberia to come to the aid of her child, who needs urgent medical attention.There has been no report of arrest about the incident in the county, which occurs at a time political campaigns are intensifying for the October presidential and legislative elections.

By Ethel A. Tweh-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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