In Benue state, the youths have reportedly killed a huge hippopotamus that has been terrorising the waterway in the community.
The incident occurred on Thursday, July 6, 2023, near Ebete, a hamlet on the border between Benue and Nasarawa States.
It was also stated on report that this same hippopotamus stopped fishermen in the community from fishing freely, keeping them indoors, injuring fishermen and also destroying their canoes.
This same animal was said to have killed someone in Makurdi near the old bridge before it escaped to Agatu through River Benue.
Olikita Ekani, a former media aide to the immediate past governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, shared the video of the youths killing the animal with local tools.
“Agatu youths killed a monster that was terrorising their waterways between Adeke and Ebete.
According to one of the eyewitnesses, the animal had stopped most of the fishermen from freely carrying out their legitimate occupation freely as they have kept them indoor, destroyed their canoes and wounded some fishermen.
He also added that the same animal was involved the eating up of farm produce and destruction of farm lands in the riverine villages in Agatu.
“It was alleged that the same animal also killed someone in Makurdi near the old bridge before escaping to Agatu through River Benue,” he said.