The eight-year-old son of Gambian President Adama Barrow died in a hospital after being bitten by the dog last month at his aunt’s house in a coastal resort near Banjul. According to the agriculture ministry, the dog
has been killed.
The animal, which was not infected with rabies, was put down on Tuesday, according to officials.
“We concluded that it was not wise to allow this dog to continue roaming in the streets,” a source in the veterinary unit of the department of agriculture said.
The attack happened before the inauguration of Mr. Barrow and while he was still in Senegal for his safety after the previous Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, refused to step down.
The president, who recently returned to the Gambia, missed his son, Habibu Barrow’s funeral.