ccording to Mwaka, on Thursday, farmers from Tumalyec village saw its footprints along the banks of river Ajan as it is presumed to have headed towards the villages of Acamoling, Onin and Amilobo in Paibwor parish and Atanga Trading centre.
Residents of Laguti and Atanga Sub
Counties in Pader district are living in fear following an invasion by a stray
lion in their area.
Sub County LCIII Chairperson Christopher Mwaka Odokonyero says the stray animal
was spotted on Wednesday evening in the Lanyadyang streams bordering
Kitgum and Pader districts.
reported that residents who were digging in their gardens later saw
the stray animal in Obolokome and Langur villages which prompted them to beat
drums, saucepans and jerrycans in a bid to scare it.
lion is believed to have escaped from the Kidepo Valley National Game Park in Karenga
district and was following the banks of river Pager and its tributaries that flows
through Karenga, Kitgum and Pader districts.
to Mwaka, on Thursday, farmers from Tumalyec village saw its footprints along
the banks of river Ajan as it is presumed to have headed towards the villages
of Acamoling, Onin and Amilobo in Paibwor parish and Atanga Trading centre.
“oaa ki tung….
….pe ongi kwede.”//
the presence of the lion in the area has caused panic among residents who believe
the stray animal might eat their domestic animals. He said people are also fearing to go to gardens for fear of being attacked by the wild animal.
Valley National Park Conservation manager Samuel Amanya says they have not
received any reports in regards to the stray animal but promised that they will trap the animal and drive it back to its habitat.
“it’s our duty….
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also called on residents to remain vigilant and avoid scaring the stray animal or
being tempted to hunt it as measure of averting any possible reiteration attack