A lone lion on rampage has killed four villagers close to the border area between Nigeria and Cameroon , raising safety concerns about Nigerians troops fighting insurgency in the Sambisa area encountering wild lions.
Makary is a town in Logone-et-Chari, Far North Region of Cameroon adjacent to Gamboru Ngala, Borno State in Northeast Nigeria.
The lion killed at least four persons and injured several others before being killed by local vigilantes.
There are concerns more lions could be in the area where the incident happened.
It’s unclear if the animal was part of a group that strayed from their enclaves in Waza park or Sambisa game reserves in Cameroon and Nigeria, respectively.
Our correspondent learnt that the military is worried about the threat wild lions pose to troops in the frontline locations of Gamboru, Wulgo, Ngala and Rann general areas in Gamboru Ngala and Kala Balge Local Governments Areas of Borno.