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Ibadan Zoo shut down after Lion attacks Man




Ibadan Zoo shut down after Lion attacks Man - BellaNaijaOyo state Government has ordered the immediate closure of Agodi Zoo in Ibadan over the killing of an attendant by one of the lions in the zoo.

A statement by Yinka Fatoki, Executive Secretary, Bureau of Investment Promotion (BIP) in Ibadan on Saturday said that the decision was to safeguard the lives of patrons.

It added that government had also taken the decision based on a report received from AM & C, the company managing the Zoo.

It quoted the report as saying: “one of the lions at the Zoo had accidentally attacked one of the attendants, Hamzat Oyekunle popularly known as Baba Olorunwa.

“Oyekunle was reported to have later died from injuries sustained from the incident.”

It said that the lions have been evacuated pending further investigations.

“The incident is unfortunate and sad as the deceased had fed the lions for over five years.

“He was known to have had a very good relationship with all the animals in the zoo,” the statement read.

The state government’s representatives visited the family of the deceased to commiserate with them.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. testimony

    October 2, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    so sad

  2. Gladyss P'pablo

    October 3, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Tell the world Writer that this is a message to the World, quote me P’pablo said this event is meant to be a message to all people. Leave the Animals alone, let them live freely in their Habitat, Why do we have to cage them?? Encourage Wildlife and you will find out they won’t hurt you

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