Panic As Elephants Destroy Farmlands, Injure Farmer In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Friday, March 18, 2022

Panic As Elephants Destroy Farmlands, Injure Farmer In Ogun

ABEOKUTA - A member of the Ogun House of Assembly, Mr Sola Adams, has cried out over invasion of farmlands by elephants which also injured a farmer at Itashin in Ijebu East Local Government Area of the state.

Adams, who spoke under personal explanation during plenary in Abeokuta, noted that the recent incident where elephants attacked villagers in his constituency remained worrisome.

The lawmaker stated that the injured farmer was receiving treatment at Ijebu Ode General Hospital, calling on relevant agency to do the needful and return the elephants to where they should be.

Responding, Mr Olakunle Oluomo, the Speaker, condemned the invasion of elephants into farmland to the extent of injuring a farmer.

The speaker advised farmers to stop further encroachment on natural habitat of elephants, which had now left their habitat to attack people and destroy farmlands.

According to him, the issue of elephants’ incursion into town which occurred at Itasin in Ijebu East, required the state Ministries of Agriculture and Forestry to engage the Nigerian Conservative Foundation.

"This is towards preserving the species and the entire ecosystem,” he said.

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