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Elephants sighted in Kebbi create excitement



Elephants sighted in Kebbi creates excitement

Three Wildlife Elephants have been sighted at Ganten Tudu, Zaria Kala – Kala and Karan Laje Villages in Bagudo and Koko Besse Local Government Areas of Kebbi State.

According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari, the elephants were sighted along the river banks.

Officials of the Ministry of Environment, traditional rulers and security agencies are said to be at the scenes to safeguard the lives of the elephants.

The statement quotes the Commissioner of Environment, Alhaji Musa Hassan Kalgo as, saying the Wild Life are suspected to be from the neighbouring Benin or Niger Republics.

He added that already officials of the two countries have been alerted.

He therefore called on the general public, traditional rulers and security agencies to ensure the safety of the animals, while they make way back to their habitat.

Wildlife sightings, especially of endangered species have usually created much buzz around local communities.

Not long ago, pictures flooded the Nigerian social media space of a baby whale that was washed ashore on one of the coastal villages and how residents descended on it cutting off large chunks of flesh.

There were also stories and pictures of how a hunter in one of the middle belt states killed a hippopotamus, and villagers gathered around it to share its meat.



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