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Lion Escapes from Cage at Wild Life Park in Jos




A lion escaped from the Jos Wild Life Park on Wednesday according to John Doy, Acting General Manager, Plateau Tourism Corporation.

He said the lion escaped “at about 8 a.m. while it was being fed”.

Doy said that the lion, which had been caged since 1972, “slipped through the gate of the cage when it was opened for its routine feeding. The animal is still within the vicinity of the Park but our fear is that the Park is not fenced. We are struggling to recapture it, but we want members of the public to be vigilant,” he said.

The acting general manager said that he had already informed all security agencies to come to the Park’s assistance.

Naomi Cishak, Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), confirmed news of the escape, but said that the office had not been officially informed.

“We have not been officially informed, but we are aware of the incident; that is why we have not deployed our personnel there.”

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer, Plateau Police Command, Emmanuel Abuh, said: “We are somewhere, cannot talk to anyone”.

 Photo Credit: Kellers | Dreamstime

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  1. Anony

    December 2, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    . .. And you guys just had to use that kind of picture to depict the post.

  2. Baba kay

    December 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    ‘We are somewhere, cannot talk to anyone”…Naija police of life!! *rotfl

    • Whocares

      December 2, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      LMAOOOO. I saw that too and I was wondering sebi this somewhere must have a name if you have network. It’s not as if you are in igbo irumole. LMAOOOOO.

  3. Mohammad

    December 2, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Serious gobe!

  4. whocares

    December 2, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    lion licks lips as it looks around “obe so” – soup has arrived.. insensitive joke aside, caged since 1972? gods I feel so sorry for that lion. “caged?”

    • Manny

      December 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

      I hate animals being in captivity 🙁
      Since 1972!!!

  5. Grace

    December 2, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    AHA e don red be that…..SMH

  6. Forreal

    December 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    this 1972 part is just such a lie… their lions are replaced a lot after they die. I live in jos and this information is just so scary cause that park is not even fenced. That animal can just stroll out of there and start munching on people oh. God help us.

    • True Talk

      December 2, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      Not fenced o, the day I visited the place and discorvered it was not fenced I sisd it was total madness so when I heard this story today i said God please helo the people in Mado. Thank God it has been killed.

  7. Princess P

    December 2, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I heard it has been killed

  8. ajikoko

    December 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    This is a serious matter o.I can’t even imagine it- lion on the street……Dis na GOBE!

  9. Benson Ossai

    December 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Bad market for jos park.Visited the place when i was a kid during xmas and during my university days.Hope the Lion is caught.

  10. i no send

    December 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    BN this ya picture get as e be

  11. Olofofo

    December 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    The tongue of this lion used on this story is sooooo clean. I can’t even say that for most humans. Good luck to the people of Jos.

  12. Abuena

    December 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I’m scared of my own shadow right now! I hope its captured ASAP… So unfortunate that I live somewhat close to the park… My father my lord

    • whocares

      December 2, 2015 at 6:36 pm


  13. Tosin

    December 2, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Why is this so funny mennn, just imagining the lion has been exposed to so much conscious music, jah rastari and Jesse Jagz and all, and on this glorious day in 2015, i and i decided to walk to freedom, leaving Babylon on the road to Zion.

    “give me the wisdom to see freedom isn’t free”

    stay safe, kids.

    • Miss Anonymous

      December 2, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      Lol!!!……..Tosin what have you been smoking?

    • Debz

      December 4, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      Please help me ask my thoughts exactly!! Rasta with this kind of serious issue.

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