Pandemonium rocked the Tudun Wada area of Jos North, as the lion escaped from its enclosure at about 8am while it was being fed.
Hours after the animal escaped from the wildlife park, it was killed by officials of the Operation Safe Haven.
Director of Press Affairs of Governor Simon Lalong, Emmanuel Nanle, confirmed the development, saying the lion was killed before it could harm anyone.
Nanle said, "Security men haunted the lion and killed it as soon as they were contacted. So people should go about their normal duties as there is no threat to their lives from the animal."
Meanwhile, operators of the park disclosed that the lion was shot after it attempted to attack its rescuers.Hours after the animal escaped from the wildlife park, it was killed by officials of a military task force called the Operation Safe Haven.