Kebbi gov, Bagudu hails villagers for protecting elephants
NEWS DIGEST–Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, on Thursday hailed farmers living along the fringes of River Niger in Koko/Besse and Bagudo Local Government Areas for protecting two stray elephants.
The governor made the commendation when he visited the areas on a fact-finding tour where he saw the two elephants.
He hailed the farmers for not harming the elephants but providing them with feeds from their farms.
“I urge all communities in the state to continue to provide information and support until the animals return to their rightful location,” he said.
The governor also warned the public against illegal killing of wild animals, adding that whoever inflicted injury on animals would face the full wrath of the law.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the elephants were first sighed at Zaria Kala-Kala village on August 28, 2018, and local officials had prevented the residents from harming or killing them.