Stray elephants injure two residents in Bongo

At least two persons have been injured by two stray elephants in Bongo

in the Upper East region.

The two stray elephants suspected to have come from Burkina Faso

entered the Bongo district capital atabout 5:50pm on Friday.

According to the Bongo Medical Superintendent, Mr. Williams Gudu,the

two female victims between the ages of 19 and 21 years were injured on

the right thigh and on the upper right arm and have beensent to the

Bongo District Hospital for treatment.

The elephants injured the victims while residents in the area were

trying to hinder their movement.

The Bongo District Police Commander DSP Isaac Tetteh said the stray

elephants are still within the catchment area of Vea, a community in

Bongo , adding that the Police will intensify visibility on the where

abouts of the stray elephants.

DSP Tetteh warned all residents within the area and the Bolgatanga

municipality to take caution and ensure that they are not harmed by

the elephants, saying "now they are calm but you don't know what they

can do later."

The Regional Manager of Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission,

Mr. John Nada expressed hope that the elephants will leave the area

and move to where they came from.

Mr. Nada also appealed to residents to remain calm and stay away from

the animals if they come across them or see them passing by.

This is not the first time, elephants have caused problems in the region.

In 2014, one person was killed while several farms were destroyed by

eight elephants who went on rampage in Garu Tempane in the Upper East


The Assembly member for Kurinatenga, Joseph Abango told Citi news that

one of the elephants that killed the man was later killed by some


Credit: Citifmonline.com

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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