A lion Saturday night escaped from its cage at Kano zoo, settings off panic among residents of the community close to the zoo.
A resident of Gandu Albasa quarters, near the zoo, told newsmen that residents of the area have started relocating for the safety of their lives.
Saidu Gwadebe, managing director of Kano Zoology, confirmed the Lion’s escaped.
Saidu said the animal escaped from its cage at about 8 pm and dashed into the wild zoo forest.
He said a team of experts have already been deployed to capture the Lion while reassuring of the safety of lives of people living in the area.
Also, Abdullahi Haruna, police spokesman in Kano confirmed the incident, adding tha heavily armed policemen have been deployed around the zoo premise for protection.