Monday, December 5, 2022

Jumbo attack kills 1 in Wokha district

Some wild elephants roaming in the forest under Changpang circle under Bhandari sub-division of Wokha district, reportedly turned rogue and attacked some people killing one person on November 5. According to DIPR, the incident happened at Amboto New village under Changpang circle as per the report submitted by EAC Changpang, N Nuhuta Tunyi.
EAC informed that necessary instructions have been issued to the village authorities/leaders to exercise caution, remain vigilant and not to provoke the wild elephants.
Wildlife Crime Control Unit would be visiting the affected area soon to take stock of the situation and carry out certain field exercises to map the entire area of conflict (Human and Elephant conflict) to make/take mitigate measures.
DC issues advisory
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Wokha, AK Ranjan, has informed the public that a group of wild elephants had been reportedly roaming in the areas around Amboto New Village in Changpang under Bhandari sub-division of Wokha district.
DC cautioned that any attempt to ward/chase off the wild elephants by the people through provocative means such as firing or use of any weapons or crowds were likely to cause aggressive response from the wild elephants thereby aggravating the risk/threat to life and property. Therefore, public and neighbouring villages have been advised not to resort to any provocative or aggressive means to chase off the animals.

SourceNPN
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