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“OAU Zookeeper was trying to rescue a woman when the Lion killed him” NASU Chairman

Tragedy struck the zoological garden of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, as a lion attack claimed the life of a brave veterinary technologist. Mr. Olabode Olawuyi met his fate while heroically coming to the aid of a female colleague who fell victim to the lion’s aggression.

According to Mr. Wole Odewumi, Chairman of the National Association of Non-Academic Staff of Universities, OAU branch, the institution’s authorities swiftly responded by closing down the zoological garden following the fatal incident on Monday, Feb. 19.

Narrating the sequence of events, Odewumi revealed that the lion initially targeted the female staff member, prompting Olawuyi to intervene in a bid to rescue her. Sadly, his noble act only provoked the lion further, leading to a fatal attack on Olawuyi himself.

Despite efforts to rush Olawuyi to the campus health center, he tragically succumbed to his injuries before reaching medical attention. Meanwhile, the woman who was also attacked by the lion is currently undergoing treatment.

In honor of Olawuyi’s bravery, a mourning procession was held on the campus on Tuesday. Additionally, university management convened with Olawuyi’s family to offer their condolences and support during this period of mourning.

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