Gorillas put farmers on edge in C’River


Communities in Boki and Akamkpa Local Government Areas of Cross River said stray gorillas and elephants are posing risk to them and their means of livelihood.

They also expressed concern that the animals were beginning to pose threat to the lives of people in the communities, especially older women and children.

Members of the communities expressed their concerns during a workshop on Watershed Protection for Safe and Sustainable Water Supply, on Friday in Calabar.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workshop was sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

Mr Obeten Erasmus, a community leader in Boki, said though the animals were sometimes friendly, they still pose huge risks to the inhabitants.

He warned that the community members may be forced to retaliate if the animals continue with their destructions.

“They have destroyed some of our farmlands leaving our entire efforts in ruins,…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper