A 53-year-old man, identified as Iorver Udele, from Ajio clan in Shangev-Ya district of Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State has reportedly killed a lion that attacked him with bare hands at the Ngokugh mountains.
Ngokugh mountains is the area where a military jet crashed on September 17, 2006, killing 13 out of 18 Army Generals on board.
Iorver, according to New Telegraph, was working on his cassava farm, located at Ngokugh mountains before he was reportedly attacked by the roaring lion, on Friday.
The farmer, in a bid to defend himself launched a counter attack, in what can be described as a fierce battle that lasted for about 10 minutes before he defeated the wild beast.
Narrating the epic event to newsmen, Iorver said: “I was working on my cassava farm at Ngokugh mountain and suddenly, I heard a sound like that of a lion roaring and advancing towards me.
“I was nervous. I summoned courage and confronted the lion as it was coming towards me possibly to feast on me. It took about 10 minutes during the struggle before I killed it.”
Iorver, who sustained varying degrees of injuries was immediately rushed to the General Hospital at Adikpo, where he is said to be receiving treatment.
Iorver’s family told newsmen that he in stable condition at the hospital.
Also, a leader in the community, Mr Lawrence Akerigba, said that Iorver sustained serious injuries during the encounter with the lion.