A zookeeper at the Agodi Zoo Gardens in Ibadan identified as Hamzat Oyekunle has been killed by one of the Zoo’s lions.
According to reports, the lion had accidentally attacked one of the attendants, Mr Oyekunle popularly known as Baba Olorunwa, who later died from injuries sustained from the incident. Following the unfortunate incident, the Oyo State Governement has announced the immediate closure of the Gardens.
The decision by the Government was contained in a statement at the weekend by the Executive Secretary, Bureau of Investment Promotion (BIP), Mr. Yinka Fatoki who expressed shock at the unfortunate incident. He said that the incident was particularly surprising and sad as the deceased had worked in the zoo and fed the lions for over five years and was known to have had a very good relationship with all the animals in the zoo.