Prophet Daniel then approached where the lions were kept, with a big Bible under his armpit reciting Bible verses, speaking in tongues and calling upon the God of Daniel to perform wonders. The people at the scene were shocked and some even tried to persuade him to abort his mission, devout Christians in the crowd were waiting to see a faith enhancing miracle, while others toughened their minds for the bloodiest drama of the century. He made it into the enclosure of the lions and stared at them.
The lions stared back at him and retreated to their confinement as it is customary for wild animals. He might have mistaken the retreat of the lions for a sign of weakness or that the Angels were actually working wonders already, he moved closer to the lions while chanting Bible verses and commanding them to be still.
As he made the final approach towards the lions, the lions lifted their bodies, pounced on him and attacked him as he threw away his only weapon, the Bible. In a flash, Prophet Daniel was torn to shreds, his robe and his Bible drenched in blood as the animals fed on his remains.
Months after his death, people condemned him for his rather weird act, however, some religious folks who supported the prophet argued that the lions were possessed by the evil spirits to have attacked a “man of God” and hence should be slaughtered.