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Residents Butcher Giant Whale In Bayelsa

A giant whale that was washed ashore in the Okpoama community in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have butchered.

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

The fish was said 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 Punch on Wednesday that “they are butchering the whale,” saying the people were using machetes, hacksaws, and axes to cut the animal to pieces.

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

The youth president of Okpoama, Seiyefa Felix Ben-Basuo also confirmed that people were butchering the animal at the seaside.

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