It was learnt that the animal escaped around 8am Wednesday morning through an opening mistakenly left unclosed when it was being fed.
While the Park’s management believes that the Lion is still within its premises, there are fears the animal may have slipped into town as the Jos Wild Life Park is not fenced.
Confirming the development, the Acting General Manager, Plateau Toursim Corporation, Mr John Doy, said the lion escaped “at about 8 a.m. while it was being fed”.
“The animal is still within the vicinity of the Park but our fear is that the Park is not fenced.
“We are struggling to recapture it, but we want members of the public to be vigilant”, he added.
The acting general manager said that he had already informed all security agencies to come to the Park’s assistance.