Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: 19 Year-Old Autistic Boy Found, Receiving Treatment in Hospital

Lagos — A 19 year-old boy, Ayomide Omope, with history of autistic behaviour who was declared missing last week has been found.

He was found after a vehicle knocked him down in Obalende, Lagos Island, Wednesday. Ayomide was immediately taken to General Hospital in Marina by some good spirited Nigerians.

While receiving treatment, some of the health workers who had earlier been informed of a missing boy through various social media, and radio announcement, suspected he could be the missing boy.

Vanguard gathered that the posted information and photograph were immediately sourced and printed out from facebook which confirmed the same Ayomide was in their care receiving treatment.

A call was immediately put through to one of the numbers listed on the bulletin and the traumatised father at the other end could not hide his joy.

Meanwhile, not fewer than 200 parents under the aegis of Parents Against Autism Initiative, PAAI, have resolved to offer necessary assistance to Ayomide.

The group which is led by Mrs. Angela Emuwa, has been advocating for the provision of medical facilities that could aid early detection and treatment of autism in children in the country.

It was not clear as at press time the detail of the assistance the group is ready to offer.

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