Terrible! Agodi Zoo Shut Down After Lion kills Attendant in Ibadan

A shocking tragic incident has led to the closure of Agodi zoo, Ibadan, Oyo state. Hamzat Oyekunle, popularly known as Baba Olorunwa was been killed by one of the lions in the facility.

The development forced the Oyo State Government to shut down the facility yesterday. It also ordered immediate evacuation of the lions pending further investigations.

In a statement at the weekend by the Executive Secretary, Bureau of Investment Promotion (BIP), Mr. Yinka Fatoki, the state expressed shock over the unfortunate incident.

It said the closure of the facility followed reports from the company managing the zoo, AM & C, on the incident. Fatoki, in a statement by Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, expressed shock over the incident because Oyekunle had fed the lion for over five years.

The statement added the deceased was known to have had a very good relationship with all animals in the zoo. The government also claimed to have visited the deceased’s family.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. The primordial impulse of domesticated feral animals…takes thousands of years to breed that out….but all the same the carnivorous nature of feline animals is not in domestication but in the DNA…….. Rip to the dead

  2. Who did this
    Is it the Lion King
    Or the hyenas and jackals

    Rip to the dead

  3. The economy has started having its effects on our animals, not only this Lion , even other domestic animals…

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