Bayelsa Residents Feast On Stranded Whale

The people of Okpoama Kingdom, Brass Local Government Area, Bayelsa State has trooped out with Hawkshaw’s, Matchets and axes to butcher a stranded giant fish found dead at the seaside, due to low sea wave.

The stranded whale is about fifteen metres long, five metres wide, three metres height and was left on the shore.

According to a source, who is also an indigene of Brass community, former chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Bayelsa state, Mr Tarinyo Akono, said, the whale might have died after being stranded due to a low tide, moreover, if it was found alive, it could have been rescued and enter back to the river without being devoured immediately.

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The youth president of Okpoama, Seiyefa Felix Ben- Basuo, who also spoke to newsmen said, many people are still in the river butchering the giant fish without wasting of any time.

A similar incident occurred at same water side in August 2019, and was also butchered by the community for food.

By Owunna Goodness, Bayelsa