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Stray Hippo Attacks Mushindamo Woman and Cop

A stray Hippo has attacked a 60-year-old woman of Mushindamo district in North Western Province, leaving her with serious injuries.

The stray Hippo further attacked a police officer who fired a gunshot at it.

North Western Province Police commissioner Hudson Namachila has identified the two victims as Enias Kyambo, 60, of Lembalemba Village and Inspector Joel Banda of St Dorothy Police station.

He has explained that the Hippo, which is believed to have come from Lwenge River, had been terrorizing residents.

“We received a report that there was a stray hippo in Lembalemba village which was terrorising people. Our officers rushed at the scene to try and control the situation but as Police were trying to gun down the hippo, it became vicious and charged back. Unfortunately, one of the police officers slipped off after shooting it and it charged towards him, leaving him with injuries,” Namachila stated.

The police, however, managed to shoot the hippo, Namachila said, and “calm has since returned to the village”.

He said police would remain alert, with reports suggesting that there was another hippo terrorizing the community.

The victims of the attack are admitted to Solwezi General Hospital.

 

 

9 Comments

  1. francis badeen

    update us on how the meat sharing will be done. This reptile has troubled us too much here

    • JEREMIAH

      You should have called officers from ZAWA not policemen. ZAWA polices animals. Zambia police deals with human beings. I am not surprised it charged and injured the hopeless policeman.

  2. AK

    Too bad, ZAWA must work hard to protect people. If a person kills a hippo or an elephant, he must be jailed, but when a hippo kills a person, no compasation

  3. Retete

    Plz zawa we can’t lost lives of pipo ,kill that animals kill them

  4. Owen

    That’s true my friends

  5. Gontani

    That Hippo must be jailed for 10years in people’s stomachs so that they become fat like hippo itself,

  6. Kunkunsha

    Comment jail da animals for asaulting a cop and a woman aged 60 also for community vandalism. Not only dat but 4 causing fear to movement,poverty and bleach of piece.so they will be sentenced life imprisonment in pipos stamachs. End of court setion. Mpu mpu mpuu!!

  7. wilbroad Bupe

    The officer didn’t shoot at the hippo but missed it. Good that it was gunned down. Hippo meat is so delicious and enjoyable. Let the victims get 50 kgs of it each so that they recover quickly.

  8. wilbroad Bupe

    The officer didn’t shoot at the hippo but missed it. Good that it was gunned down. Hippo meat is so delicious and enjoyable. Let the victims get 100 kgs of the meat each so that they recover quickly. Zawa put up offices in mushindano to avoid future occurrences.

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