Tuesday, 26 November 2019

NEWSLINK: Police remove lion from house opposite school after report it was used as a guard dog

Authorities had the unusual task of removing a lion from a house opposite a crèche and elementary school in Lagos, Nigeria. The lion was spotted by a task force team on Friday after a petition was filed to the state's ministry of environment, the BBC reports.


Concerned citizens had reported that the animal was being used a house guard. According to the BBC, authorities believe the lion had been in the building around two months before its rescue.


Staff from the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit returned to the property on Monday, when they tranquilized the 2-year-old cat before transferring it to Omu zoo in Lekki—a process that took three attempts, said Olayinka Egbeyemi, chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, PM News Nigeria reports.

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