BENIN, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 – Fun seekers have deserted Ogba Zoo and Leisure Park in Benin City after Sunday’s attack in which the park’s director was abducted and three policemen killed.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the park which usually attracts fun seekers daily has been deserted since the incident.
When NAN visited the zoo on Wednesday, the place was devoid of its usual bustle and hassles, with only a few members of staff hovering around.
There were no security personnel at the entrance gate of the park which was locked.
It would be recalled that three policemen drafted to provide security for fun seekers at the zoo died in the incident while the gunmen abducted the Director and Chief Executive of the park, Dr Andy Ehanire.
The director is the younger brother to the Minister of State for Health, Mr Osagie Ehanire.