Monkeys kidnap and kill baby boy in Tanzania

The one-month-old was with his mother outside the family home in a Tanzanian village when the horror unfolded around 3 p.m., police said.

A little boy was killed by a gang of monkeys who snatched him from his mother while she was breastfeeding him.

The one-month-old was with his mother outside the family home in a Tanzanian village when the horror unfolded around 3 p.m., police said.

Shayima Said began to scream in fear as the monkeys ran off with little Luhaiba in Mwamgongo village, The Sun reported.

Kigoma Regional Police Commander James Manyama confirmed the details of the incident.

“The child was outside their home with his mother when a troop of monkeys invaded the house and took him,” the officer said.

“She screamed for help and villagers ran to her house to help her get her child – identified as Luhaiba Said – back from the pack of monkeys.”

Villagers managed to track down the monkeys and tried to free Luhaiba from them during the horror incident on June 18.

“When the villagers came it was too late because the baby was already in the hands of monkeys and when they tried to take him back by force, he was injured in the head and neck,” Manyama said.

Luhaiba was eventually freed, but sadly later died in hospital while being treated for his injuries, the police chief added.

He revealed that similar incidents were “not uncommon” in villages near Gombe National Park.

This story was originally published by The Sun and is reproduced here with permission.

Originally published as Gang of Monkeys kidnap and kill baby boy in Tanzania