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First picture of female zookeeper Rosa King who was mauled to death by tiger at Hamerton Zoo

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Rosa posted pictures of herself with tigers on Facebook

The female zookeeper mauled to death by a tiger has been named as Rosa King.

Rosa, 33, was killed on Bank Holiday Monday when the big cat entered an enclosure she was working in.

Desperate colleagues were seen hurling meat towards the tiger in a bid to distract it but Rosa was declared dead at the zoo.

Her death has been described by devastated staff as a “freak accident”.

A relative told the Sun : “She loved those animals – it’s absolutely tragic.

“She would walk in the cheetah cage and play football with them. She was at home with them.”

Rosa died in front of devastated colleagues at Hamerton Zoo

Pete Davies, 55, who was there with his partner and son, said: “We were at the tiger enclosure and there was a guy who was ahead of us with a camera taking photos of animals.

“He was in the next closure, he came running past us really quickly. Then he came back with a few zoo keepers to the viewing area of where the tiger was, and then we heard a girl screaming and another one said run to us so we found a small room and stayed there until it was safe to leave.

Rosa King died when a tiger entered an enclosure she was working in

Rosa with famed naturalist and TV presenter David Attenborough
nvestigators are keeping guard outside

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Buhari not a democrat, must be sacked in 2019 – Atiku averred

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POLITICS – Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being undemocratic despite coming to power in 2015 through a democratic process.

Atiku stated this on Thursday when he visited Kogi State delegates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The presidential aspirant noted that Nigerians are presently suffering under the All Progressive Congress-led Federal Government.

He debunked the insinuation that he currently holds grudge against his former boss, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

“I will continue to express my reservations on the willingness of President Buhari to hand over power. I have a simple and straight explanation for this. When Buhari took over power in 1983, they asked him of his transition to civil rule, then he responded, he doesn’t have.

“My stand is that one, he is not a democrat. Secondly, he is only using democracy to go back to power. If he loses election in 2019, he must hand over power” Atiku averred.

‘Buhari should be brought out to debate us, the media should force them out of hiding’ – Sowore

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NYSC member battling for life after soldier’s assault in Kaduna camp

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NYSC member battling for life after soldier's assault in Kaduna camp

A corp member is currently battling for survival after he was allegedly assaulted, yesterday, at the Kaduna State NYSC Orientation Camp (Black Gold Camp).

The corper, set to complete his service next month, had been appointed to the brigade band to train the current corps members. However, at the end of the parade, he excused himself and was planning to leave when a female soldier stopped him and said he couldn’t go.

NYSC member battling for life after soldier's assault in Kaduna camp

He allegedly tried to explain to the soldier that he had to leave, as he is not bounded by the camp rules, but the soldier started harassing him. A male soldier later joined his colleague and kicked the corper, who fell and landed awkwardly on his head. The soldier was said to have pulled him up with his belt, raised him high and dropped him, making him faint immediately.

The victim was then rushed to the camp clinic, where preliminary assessment showed that he broke his neck in the process. He was later rushed out of the camp to a clinic and it’s being rumored that he is now between life and death.

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