The Environment

Marauding elephants invade farmlands in Borno

Marauding elephants have invaded farm fields in Gamboru/Ngala Local Government Area of Borno.


Confirming the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, the Director Forestry and Wildlife in the Borno Ministry of Environment, Mr Ayuba Peter said that the ministry received reports and was mobilising a team to go to the area, reports National Accord.


Peter said the elephants were from Waza National Park in neighbouring Cameroon Republic.


“The herd is from Waza National park and yearly it use to move from Cameroon to Nigeria and back again at this period, following its route that passed through Gamboru/Ngala and Kala-Balge LGAs.


“We have mobilised our men, we are just waiting for personnel of Federal Ministry of Environment that will join us any moment now to move to the area,” Peter said.


Also speaking on the development, the Director of Pest Control in Borno Ministry of Agriculture, Malam Mustafa Bukar said he heard about the incident but was yet to get any official complaint from the affected area.


“So far, we only got complaints about Quela birds and Grasshoppers in Dikwa, Molai and Muna axis of Dikwa, Konduga and Jere LGAs which has been contained,” Bukar said.


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