- Residents of Zoo Road in Kano metropolis are living in fear following a lion's escape from Kano zoological garden
- The lion escaped from its cage on Saturday night, October 19
- Armed policemen have been deployed to the area while a search team is trying to capture the lion
There was panic on Saturday night, October 19, around Zoo Road in Kano metropolis when a lion escaped from its cage at Kano zoological garden.
The incident happened around 9pm when the rangers were trying to put it back to its cage after they returned it from the national agricultural show which took place in Nasarawa state, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Legit.ng gathers that a source at the zoological garden said that effort was being made to capture the animal which is still within the zoo premises.
A resident of Zoo Road, Malam Rabiu Lawal, said he has locked up his house until announcement is made that the lion has been captured.
He said: ”My entire family members will be indoors even if it will take one month to recover the lion. I have not experienced this kind of fear since I packed into this area more than 15 years."
Residents of the area went indoors earlier than usual to avoid the consequences of an encounter with a loose lion.
As at the time of filing this report, armed policemen have been deployed to the area while a search team was trying to capture the lion.
All effort to contact the managing director of the zoological garden, Alhaji Saidu Gwadabe, failed as his telephone line was not going through.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Kano state government denied claims by a civil society organisation that it planned to dethrone the emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.
The state government described the allegation by a Kano group, Renaissance Coalition, on a fresh plot to dethrone the emir as false.
The group had in a statement claimed that the governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, had concluded fresh plans to transfer Sanusi to Bichi Emirate.
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