According to Accra-based Starr FM, some residents described the animal as a tiger while others described it as a lion.

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The news of the animal is said to have thrown communities near Ghana’s border with Burkina Faso into a state of pandemonium.

However, the District Chief Executive officer of the area, Gum Kofi Duaka, has taken a tour of the communities along the border and called for police reinforcement.

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It is however unclear if the Forestry Commission or the Ghana Wildlife Society have been called in as well.

Ghana’s parks and wildlife reserves continue to be heavily encroached on by humans.