Lion that guarded house opposite school removed

A lion that was used to guard a house in Lagos, Nigeria was removed by authorities.

The two-year-old lion was reportedly discovered at a property opposite a school by a task force team last week.

It was tranquilised and transferred to Bogije Omu zoo in Lekki on today.

The owner of the animal has been told to report himself to police before the end of day or face arrest.

A team from the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit located the animal after residents filed a petition to the state’s ministry of environment.

A crèche and elementary school stand opposite the house. The school’s management said it had been conscious of the children’s safety.

It is thought the lion was brought into the building two months ago.