There was panic on Saturday night around Zoo road in Kano metropolis when a lion escaped from its cage at Kano Zoological garden.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident happened around 9 p.m. 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.
A source at the zoological garden told NAN that effort was being made to capture the animal which was still within the zoo premises.
Rabiu Lawal, a resident of Zoo Road, told NAN that he has locked up his house until announcement is made of the capture of the lion.
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”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,” he said.
NAN reports that 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, Saidu Gwadabe, failed as his telephone line was not going through.
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