A Nigerian doctor has told the BBC he is in hiding after receiving death threats for amputating a girl's arms.
Dr Dandyson Allison says he saved 13-year-old Saratu Yusuf's life after she was run over by a truck in April.
Miss Yusuf was riding on the back of a motorbike when she was knocked down by a truck, witnesses to the accident told the BBC.
"Both limbs were completely disconnected, just held by small piece of skin. She was unconscious. She must have bled torrentially at the scene of the accident."
"In private clinics it is standard that before you are treated you have to register, get a card, pay money.
"But I took the Hippocratic oath to save life. Waiting would have meant the end of the life of that poor girl."
"I asked him why he did it and he said I would have died. The bone was not broken."
They want Dr Allison to pay them 50m naira ($424,000, £212,000) in compensation.
He was condemned in the Nigerian press and accused of wanting to sell the arms to a "ritualist" to be used in black magic.
"There are a lot of stories about people dismembering human beings for money. It happens, but the truth is people at the site of the accident saw that the hands could not be salvaged."
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