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Old Oyo National Park Arrests 7 Poachers, Secures Conviction Of 11 Others

The Old Oyo National Park has stepped up efforts to rid the park of illegal activities of hunting, fishing, mining and cattle grazing which tend to disrupt the park’s conservation and protection mandate.

Giving insight into some arrests made while parading seven suspects, Conservator of Park, CP, Old Oyo National Park, Mr Teslim Adeniyi – Kareem said eleven illegal miners have been prosecuted and convicted, apart from others like hunters and cattle grazers who are at their various stages of prosecution.

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According to the CP, the seven paraded suspects would soon be arraingd in court along with the roasted animals killed in the park, guns and swords found in their possession.

The CP who appreciated the logistic support provided by the Conservator General of the National Park Service, Dr. Ibrahim Musa Goni also called for cooperation of the host communities in Oyo state to enable the park actualize its objectives.

Meanwhile, report says the Senate has approved establishment of ten more national parks as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari, to make a total of seventeen in the country.

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– Kayode Oguntona.

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