Hunters Kill A Lion In Borno Village As
The Director of Forestry and Wildlife, Ministry of
Environment, Borno State, Mr Peter Ayuba, has confirmed
the killing of a lion by hunters in the Konduga Local
Government Area of the state.
Ayuba, who spoke to our correspondent on the incident on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the state capital,
said the lion might have strayed from Waza Game Reserve
“We have similar incidents of elephants from the game
reserve entering villages in Kala-Balge Local Government
“There is also an incident of some hyenas killing a man in
the bush in Kaga Local Government Area.
“Absence of human activities in some rural communities
for several years has transformed many farmlands to thick
forest,” Ayuba said.
He explained that the several years of absence of human
beings made the animals in reserves to start wandering
into the villages.
He added that the villages hitherto had been without
humans until now that people were returning to base with
the gradual return of peace.
Ayuba urged resettled communities to be careful and
vigilant, pointing out that the lion killed on Sunday could
have other pride members lurking.
Also speaking on the incident, the Information Officer of
the local government, Mallam Asheikh Chabbol, said the
lion chased some irrigation farmers in Malari village who
had to invite hunters to engage it.
“Hunters engaged the lion, which injured two of them
before it was killed.
“The injured hunters are receiving treatment while the
carcass of the lion was taken to the Ministry of
Environment,” Chabbol said.