Elephants Destroy Cassava Farms In Bauchi

Elephants from Yankari Game Reserve have destroyed several cassava farms worth millions of naira in Shafan-Duguri  of Alkaleri local government area of Bauchi State. 


In 2021, the Elephants destroyed over 30 cassava farms and the affected farmers lost over N40,000,000. 


This year, the Elephants have destroyed over five Cassava farms worth over N6,000,000, residents say.  


The Village Head of Bandibir Shafan-Duguri Alhaji Yusuf Idris, told LEADERSHIP in Bauchi that the destruction of the cassava farms by the Elephants is making cassava farming unattractive adding that many farmers now think twice before cultivating the product. 


Idris said there is the urgent need to salvage Cassava farmers in the area from the excesses of the Elephants. 


“Herd of elephants from Yankari Game Reserve destroyed our Cassava farms. The Elephants in their numbers have destroyed more than five farmlands with an estimated loss of more than six million naira,” Idris said adding that the community took all the necessary measures to halt the Elephants from  destroying their Casava farms but it proved abortive. 


On his part, Nurudeen Nuhu Shafan Duguri, a victims of the Elephant’s destruction said he lost more than one hundred bags of cassava to the Elephants. 


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