Locals Feast On Dead Whale In Bayelsa State



A dead whale reportedly turned up in the Ijaw-Kiri fishing community of Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger-Delta region, washed up by the currents, over the weekend.

Shortly after the dead giant hit the shoreline, the natives of neighbouring, Odioma and Okpoama, among some of Nigeria’s most deprived areas, (crawling in extreme poverty, despite their natural oil wealth) turned up in their numbers to make a feast, out of the beast.

They carried knives, axes, cutlasses, machetes and even a motorised chainsaw and whatever cutting devices they could lay their hands on, to hack the lumbering carcass of the dead creature to pieces, for its flesh.

This is not the first time in recent memory that dead whales have been washed up along Nigeria’s coastline and nobody seems to know why these endangered species are dying.

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