A lion that was reported to have escaped from the zoo in Kano has been captured.
The Managing Director of Kano Zoological Garden, Alhaji Usman Gwadabe, has announced that a team of experts arrested the escaped lion from the zoo around the city center.
Reports say that the lion, which escaped from the Zoological Garden late last night, caused panic among residents of the area.
Social media was agog with posts from concerned citizens warning residents to be careful.
It was observed this morning, that the ever-busy zoo with shops, filling stations, including the popular Ado Bayero Shopping Mall were padlocked with the area deserted.
The lion, which was retrieved around the city area was said to have behaved itself without attacking or trying to caused havoc.
According to the Managing Director, the lion has been taken back to the zoo and residents can now go about their normal businesses.