Lagos Operatives Task Force Succeed In Removing Lion Haboured By Indian In Victoria Island

8 months ago by: onuigbo felicia
-- (f) at 18-11-2019 07:13PM

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The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force on Monday succeeded in evacuating a lion found at a private home around Victoria Island of Lagos to a zoo in Omu Resorts, Lekki.

Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that the exercise was carried out in conjunction with officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and medical personnel from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan.

Egbeyemi said that Dr. Ogunmo Bamidele, who led the medical team from the University of Ibadan, had to tranquilized the lion thrice before evacuation.

He confirmed that the agency responded to a petition from residents while investigations revealed that the lion was brought in from Cameroon by an Indian two years ago.

“Immediately I got the petition, I deployed my officers to the house at No. 229, Muri-Okunola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, where they kept a close watch for more than 72 hours before the lion was finally removed today,”
Egbeyemi said.

The Chairman assured residents that the owner of the lion will face the full wrath of the law, warning residents to abstain from harbouring wild animals that endanger the lives of others.

“In as much as we appreciate residents around Victoria Island for their quick action, we urge every member of the public to be observant in their immediate environment and report any strange or unusual activity to appropriate government authority for prompt action,”
he stated.

The Director, Veterinary Services, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Macaulay Rasheed also advised members of the public to stop rearing wild animals at private homes in order to avoid unnecessary attack and contagious animal diseases.

-- Psalmbes (m) at 18-11-2019 07:24PM
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-- maxzy277 (m) at 18-11-2019 11:43PM
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Weldone neighbors, but two years before reporting such seems long time to me. Mr Doky i hail o Grin
-- FloxyB (m) at 19-11-2019 01:27AM
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Good job guys
-- Goldtime (m) at 19-11-2019 05:44AM
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Lion ! The Indian man get mind no be small tin
-- Erekosima (m) at 19-11-2019 09:03AM
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