A Member representing Ijebu East State constituency at the Ogun State House of assembly ,Mr Sola Adams has described the recent incident where elephants attacked a farmer in his constituency as worrisome.
Mr Adams who spoke under personal explanation during plenary in Abeokuta affirmed invasion of farmlands by elephants which also injured a farmer at Itashin in Ijebu East Local Government Area of the state.
The lawmaker stated that the injured farmer was receiving treatment at Ijebu Ode General Hospital, calling on relevant agency to do the needful and return the elephants to where they should be.
In a remark,The Speaker ,Mr Olakunle Oluomo, condemned the invasion of elephants into farmland to the extent of injuring a farmer.
Mr Oluomo advised farmers to stop further encroachment on natural habitat of elephants, which had now left their habitat to attack people and destroy farmlands.
He added that the issue of elephants’ incursion into town,required the state’s ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to engage the Nigerian Conservative Foundation in preserving the ecosystem.
It would be recalled that in February, 2022, people of Ibarapa in Oyo State also complained of elephants straying into the town.