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Upper East wildlife officers in search of stray buffalo

A buffalo invaded Walewale Senior High School in the West Mamprusi Municipality of the North East Region, in the early hours of Thursday (16 November 2023) .

However, the animal later escaped and is currently roaming the bushes in the Walewale township.

The Upper East Regional Wildlife manager, Joseph Binlinla, has dispatched men from the wildlife office in Bolgatanga to search for the animal to keep it safe.

Atarikiya Kojo Adita, the wildlife corridors manager, told Asaase News that “we are on the ground searching for it.

“We are still mounting a serious search for it and we have not yet seen it but we hope to locate it with the help of one of the community members.”

He also urged the residents in the North East Region not to hurt the animal but rather to volunteer information about its whereabouts.

He said they suspected that the buffalo came from the Gambaga scarp area in the East Mamprusi Municipality of the North East Region.

Meanwhile, two elephants were killed between 2020 and 2021 in Wungu in the West Mamprusi Municipality and Yankazia in the East Mamprusi Municipality of the North East Region after they invaded the communities.

Reporting by Dokurugu Alhassan in the North East Region

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