- An elephant was shot dead near Omo forest in Ogun state and photos of the lifeless animal have been shared on social media
- Condemning the act, the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) said this is the fourth elephant that would be killed in the state in two years
- Ogun residents could be seen taking photos with the lifeless animal as some sat on it
An elephant has been shot dead in Ogun, making it the fourth to be killed in two years by hunters in the state.
The disclosure was made by the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI), which took to social media to share photos of the elephant that was recently shot dead.
In the photos that were shared on Twitter, people could be seen around the lifeless animal while some sat on it.
The initiative expressed sadness that Nigeria's population of elephants is reducing.
Nigerians soon flooded the comment section of the post to share their thoughts on it.
"There shld be a law protecting these animals if there is none yet. Everytn is food in Nigeria."
"So wrong....Those in the picture may not be responsible but I wish they would have had some respect for this dead ellies body instead of sitting on it ....RIP beautiful gentle giant."
"God this is sad and heartbreaking. We need to protect and love these animals. God given to us. Treasures that money cannot buy."
In other news, an elephant has been celebrated, hailed and talked about after its uncommon display of creative talent.
The mammal, in a clip shared on Facebook by Goin' Through, stood before a drawing board as it was handed a painting brush by an unidentified man.
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In a masterly fashion, as if it were a human artist, the elephant started with a line.
What seemed like a disorganised connection of lines turned out to be the artwork of an elephant.