Fishermen butcher Giant leatherback sea turtle in Bayelsa State (Photos)


Foropa community fishermen captured a giant sea turtle on Saturday in the Southern Ijaw Local governmental region of Bayelsa State.

The marine creature was known as a Leatherback Sea Tortoise.

The killing of the Sea Turtle was confirmed by a Foropa indigene, who was identified as the Fawei Egbonkuma Young.

Fawei speaking to Punchng correspondent, said, “Actually, it was caught yesterday (Saturday). It was caught with a net. It was struggling with the net when it was caught and brought to the shore.”

However, Binaebi Oyeghe Mangrove Don, another resident of the community, said the animal was killed just after its capture, adding that the people in the community were sharing and eating it.

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