Exceptional Africans

Meet The African “Samson”

The first recorded case of a man killing a lion with bare hands was in the Holy Bible, and the man that did that was Samson.

Another record of a similar feat was also found in the Scriptures, talking about the man called David, who killed a lion that took one of his father’s sheep he was tendering.

In the case of Daniel, though he did not kill a lion, he found himself trapped in the den of lions but came out unscathed.

Coming from the Biblical background to the contemporary society, one could also recall the story of a man called Prophet  Daniel Abodunrin.

Way back in 1991, in the ancient city of Ibadan, Abodunrin was reported to have sneaked into the lions’ cage at the University of Ibadan Zoological garden to the shock of many onlookers.

The man was clothed in a red robe and under his armpit was a big Bible. As he entered the cage, he began reciting bible verses, calling unto the ‘God of Daniel’ to perform wonders.

It was gathered that he was shouting Jah, Jah, Jah which was believed to be a shortened form of Jehovah.

 At first, the lions retreated to a corner of their cage. Unknown to the to-be African version of Daniel, retreating is the first thing lions do when they see something unusual in their territory and later they get rid of it.

Prophet Abodurin had thought his faith was really working. He moved nearer to the lions and kept chanting Bible verses. In a flash, the lions pounced on the bemused, confused, and horrified prophet sending a cold stream of shock down the spines of the terrified onlookers.

Prophet Daniel Abodurin battled for his dear life but his strength was no match for that of the hefty lion.

In the series of man’s encounters with the king of the jungle is the most recent of what could be called Biblical Samson-like episode that purportedly occurred in the Iganga district of Uganda. 

A Ugandan man etched his name into the record books by killing a lion with his bare hands. 

The man single-handedly killed the wild monster that showed up before his house in CMS, Iganga.

Despite the fact that he killed the lion by overpowering it, he was however injured in many ways.

Twitter user, @Rickykagino96, uploaded photographs of both the dead Lion and the gravely injured guy. “A man from CMS lganga district in eastern Uganda is nursing wounds after fighting and killing a lion he encountered near his home,” he wrote. 

Who says the African man is not exceptional?

Olaitan Oye-Adeitan


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