By Kayode Oguntona

Protection of the rich, floral, fauna and archaeological resources of the Old Oyo National Park would be continually pursued in order to make it a masterpiece among other national parks in the country.

It is against this backdrop that illegal activities of hunting, fishing, mining and cattle grazing identified as a menace, are currently being tackled headlong by the park authorities.

The Conservator of Park, CP, Old Oyo National Park, Mr. Teslim Adeniyi – Kareem made this known while parading seven suspects recently arrested for various poaching activities in the park.

The CP attributed the successful fight against poachers to the logistic support provided by the Conservator General, CG, National Park Service, among others.

He said the suspects would soon be arraigned in court along with the guns, swords and roasted animals which they killed in the park.

According to him, similar arrests made in the past few weeks resulted in prosecution and conviction of sixteen illegal miners while thirty two others comprising cattle grazers, hunters and fishermen are currently facing court trial.


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