Elephants create panic in Lofa County, several farmers displaced

Residents say roaming elephants have paralyzed normal farming activities in Lofa County’s newly established district of Lukambeh.

The residents said the wild animals are roaming several villages and towns in the area, scaring away citizens.

There is no report of casualty so far, but dwellers of the area are calling on the Forestry Development Authority to come to the rescue

It is the second time that elephants have created panic in Lofa.

Last year, elephants entered several towns in Voinjama District, destroying crops. The repeated attacks on crops and in some instances villages by the animals, led to massive displacement of villagers around the provincial city of Voinjama in 2016.

In another development, a falling tree has killed a man, 30, in Voinjama district.

Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred on Monday evening at about 5 O’clock, in an area on the outskirt of Voinjama City.

Eyewitnesses said the victim only identified as Daniel, was instantly crushed to death by a tree felled by a power saw operator.

By Kiapee Newray

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