Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, has informed the press that the missing N6.8 million from the Kano State Zoological Gardens was not eaten by a gorilla but was stolen by armed robbers.
Ganduje debunked the Gorilla news as pure "Junk Journalism". He also informed the people of Kano that there are now gorillas in the state owned Zoo.
“You know, l already directed the anti-corruption agency in Kano to wade into the issue and they are still investigating. But all l can say now is that preliminary reports indicate that there was an armed robbery at the zoo and not the issue of a gorilla. The issue of a gorilla is junk journalism. This is because there is even no gorilla in that zoo. We are told that there was an armed robbery incident in which the entire safe at the zoo was carted away,” he said.
The governor had, on Friday, ordered the state's anti-corruption commission to probe the claims that a gorilla in the zoo swallowed N6.8 million. The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Abba Anwar, made this known on Sunday in Kano:
“The order was given on Friday and the commission has already swung into action,” Anwar said.
He further added that the governor directed the commission to look into the immediate situation as well as details surrounding the allegations and “unearth everything surrounding the incident.”