Escaped Jos lion killed

Tension as lion escapes from Jos Wild Life Park

The resident of Jos can now relax as the lion which escaped early Wednesday from a wild life park in Jos, Plateau State, has been killed.

An official of the Plateau State Ministry of Tourism, in charge of the park, Abdullahi Abe, told Premium Times the animal had been shot dead.

He said the body of the lion would be taken to the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Jos south Local Government Area the state, for preservation.

Mr. Abe said the lion did not harm anyone as speculated. He did not give further details.

The escape of the lion caused panic in the town as many residents stayed indoors for fear of being attacked.

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