By Alloycious David
The NEWS has gathered that elephants are reportedly causing havoc among residents in Nimba County.
According to some residents of Tappita District, the elephants believed to have crossed over from Ivory Coast, have destroyed several farms and huts near the Gio Forest.
A resident disclosed via phone on Tuesday, January 9, 2017 that the elephants invaded a village and destroyed a rice kitchen and several huts.
He explained that the elephants also ate plantains and bananas on board a parked truck headed for Monrovia.
The truck developed mechanical fault and was left abandoned by the driver and conductors.
According our sources, residents of communities near the Gio Forest are living in fear believing that the elephants would invade their towns overnight.
He indicated that hunters in the areas are on high alert and would hunt down the animals that crossed into Liberia due to apparent habitat loss in the Ivory Coast.
Habitat loss is one of the key threats facing elephant, a source at Liberia Forestry Development Authority said last evening via phone.
He said the animals are endangered spices and killing them would lead to a jail sentence.