A Nigerian fisherman caught and killed a Manatee, a massive sea mammal worth millions of naira.
According to a recent post shared on Facebook by Niger Delta Insider, the man was hailed after killing the mammal because of the rarity of such creatures in the community.
The post included a statement that read, “A fisherman from Ogbolobolo community in Ahoada West LGA, Rivers State, is being celebrated by his people for catching a huge Manatee (Sea cow).”
“According to them, this sea mammal, called ASANIMA in their local dialect, is rarely captured, which is why he is being hailed for his bravery.”
The post also featured photos showing the man, already adorned with white substance, surrounded by community members.
Many individuals have taken to the comment section of the post to share their opinions regarding the capture of this enormous and rare mammal.
See Reactions Below:
Dagogo Achese: “This particular sea mammal is almost in extinction, we need to preserve some of these things for future generations to come.”
Deborah Abbey: “Seals should be preserved in our area and not killed and eaten. I come in peace oooo.”
Richman Igwe Uzuobor: “That man should be awarded the best fisherman ever liveth in this part of the world.”
Piriye Dobini: “These are species to be preserved because they are going into extinction. Let us protect our environment please.”
Umanah Iniodu: “We catch the small one last week for my side, very sweet and tasty.”
Ikiyán Köröbõ: “He should be arrested. These animals are already endangered in our water ways.”
Jennifer Samson Yakubu: “This is a seal, they shouldn’t kill and eat it. Reach out to the appropriate authority for preservation. They’ll be rewarded!”