A lion has been killed in Makary Sub Division of the Logone and Chari Division in the Far North region of Cameroon for attacking and injuring residents of the Woulki Village.
The attack took place in the night breaking February 20, 2021.
The Far North Regional Delegate of Forestry and Wildlife, Ndjigba Jean David, who confirmed the information through a release issued on February 20, did not specify the exact number of people injured by the lion.
No one died in the process.
News Upfront however gathered from other sources that some eleven (11) residents of the Woulki Village sustained light injuries from the attack.
At press time, they were all responding to treatment at the Makary District Hospital.
The Regional Delegate in his release reassured the population that they can freely move around and carry out their daily activities following the killing of the lion.
According to Ndjigba Jean David, the lifeless body of the lion was at his services and would be handed to competent authorities.
Social media reports however indicated that the lion was later slaughtered.
News Upfront cannot independently confirmed this, as well as who killed the lion.
But it is evident that it was shot dead with a gun judging from indicators on its body.
The release from the Regional Delegate of Forestry and Wildlife did not also tell where the lion came from to attack the residents.
But what we know, is that one of Cameroon’s main National Parks is found not too far from where the Woulki Village is located.
The Kalamaloué National Park, in the Logone and Chari Division, with a surface area of 45.000 hectares on the Mokolo road.
It is however a special place for Bonany enthusiasts.
It is not the first time wildlife animals especially lions are coming out of parks and causing havoc in the nearby communities.
Recently is was in the Southern Region in 2019, that some lions terrorised the population in a series of attacks causing some of the people to relocate from their Adimbi, Djole, and Djinga localities.
Some forest ranchers were killed in the process with farms destroyed.
The lions were alleged to have come from some wildlife parks in the Northern regions.
Similar attacks have also been registered in Cameroon in 2014 and also in 2010.