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Picture shows residents of Okpoama community butchering the stranded whale on Wednesday.

The people of the Okpoama community in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have butchered another giant whale that was grounded in the seaside community.

The whale, measuring about 15 meters long and five meters wide at a height of about three meters, was dead when residents saw it on the beach on Wednesday morning.

Picture shows residents of Okpoama community butchering the stranded whale on Wednesday

It is believed to have come in with the high tide on Tuesday night and was left on the shore as the sea water receded at low tide.

A community source, Tarinyo Akono, told reporters on Wednesday that “they are butchering the whale,” saying the people were using machetes, hacksaws, and axes to cut the animal to pieces.

The picture shows residents of the Okpoama community butchering the stranded whale on Wednesday.

Akono, a former state Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Bayelsa State Council, who is an indigene of the area, said the whale was dead after being out of water throughout the night.

Picture shows residents of Okpoama community butchering the stranded whale on Wednesday.

The youth president of Okpoama, Seiyefa Felix Ben-Basuo, who also spoke to our correspondent, said people were butchering the animal at the seaside.

Five years ago, in August 2019, a giant whale was stranded in the same seaside community and was butchered by the residents for food.

 


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