Nigeria tourism chief claims humans turn to wild beasts to devour livestock

The General Manager of Plateau Tourist Corporation, John Doy, has claimed that some humans turn to wild beasts to devour livestock at a park in the state.

Mr. Doy said on Saturday that wild animals seen around the Jos wildlife park did not escape from the park but were mythical “Rikida” who transform into beast in the night for hunting purposes.

Rikida is a Hausa word used to describe people in the occult world who change to beasts in the night to attack animals they desire.

“People muse at this but it still exists till date and the culprits are mostly hunters and butchers,” he said.

Mr. Doy said when the persons transform into animals they choose to be, they devour goats, sheep and cows and vomit them the next day for commercial purposes.

He denied rumours that two monkeys escaped from the Wildlife Park in Jos.

He said although monkeys were lower sapiens and always explored the exit routes of their caregivers for curiosity purposes, none has left the park because they get proper care.

Mr. Doy explained that the custodians of the park were well trained and the park was attached to a research team from the National Veterinary Research Institute who gives them the necessary advice.

He added that the park also had a veterinary unit where animals were given routine checks

Defending his assertion that no monkey or wild animal escaped from the park, the official said it was impossible for animals to leave their cages for hunting purposes and return the next day still caged.

“It is irrational to think locked animals wonder at night and locked themselves back when they return from their hunting expeditions,” he said.


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  • Jika

    Classical example of tales by moon light!!!!!

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  • tundemash

    This is what you get when you appoint drunks in position of leadership: hallucination !

    • amazing2012

      You are right this is a true hallucinations !

  • Igwee!!!

    Well, on advertisement here is the superstitious overdrive and the intellectual poverty for which many Nigerians voted for a useless incompetent and ultra-corrupt fellow in 2011 based solely on the inane reason that he has been getting lucky and therefore that he would bring goodluck to this country. Today, the country is on its knees gasping for breath and almost dead.

    Truth is, most average Nigerians – including many of the ones with bogus degrees – have no minds of their own. They lost their minds to one or two combinations of “ethnic or religious bigotry or superstitious idiocy.

    • glo

      LOFL! TOO FUNNY, BUT TRUE!

  • Atom Ant

    Obanikoro by now should have found an explanation for the discrepancy in the number of delegates accredited and the excess number that voted. Bode George and co conjured “Rikidas” to make up for the excess needed. Don’t be surprised if millions of “rikidas” surface in February 2015 to vote Plentifully Due to Popular demand. All the People Concerned should be on the lookout.

    • tundemash

      you ve solved the puzzle !

  • abeem

    Can’t believe what I am reading; could this be for real? And this is supposedly coming from the head of a governmental institution?
    This is what you get when you sacrifice competency at the alter of greed and avarice. He is just another dumbo thinking like he is from the stone age.

    • Samuel Okezie

      You may sneer at this but I am confident 90% of Nigerians believe similar spiritual fluff. Even though they won’t believe this they wiuld believe similarly irrational fluff.

  • Curious

    When is Obasanjo coming back to Jos?

  • GbemigaO

    When is this chap going to sacked ?

    • tundemash

      sacked ke ? Didn’t Dumbo tell you he can’t negotiate with ghosts believeing Boko Haram are ghosts .
      When the head is rotten ……………

  • Ayodeji

    This man is so silly. His head is truly rotten..hahaha

  • JM Kwanya

    This is a good sense of humour