Reactions As Hunters, Locals Kill Chimpanzees, Use Meat To Make Pepper Soup In Bayelsa (Photos)

Date: 25-01-2023 12:56 pm (1 week ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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Nigerians have condemned residents of Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State for killing chimpanzees and using its meet to prepare peppersoup. The animal was killed at the Edumanom Forest Reserve in the state. Photos of hunters boasting of killing and selling chimpanzees to interested locals who eventually used them for pepper soup surfaced on facebook.  One Ebiowei recently shared photos of ''Chimpanzee meat pepper soup'' which he washed down with yoghurt.

"Gunned down by a hunter in the forest today at Nembe, Bayelsa state. A good meal." he captioned the post.  Reacting to the development, environmentalists raised the alarm and expressed worries that if the federal and state government fail to do more to protect these endangered species, they may be hunted and eaten into extinction.
 
Speaking with the Nigerian Tribune, the Project Officer of Environmental Right Actions (ERA) Niger Delta Resource Centre in the state, Morris Alagoa, described the hunting of Chimpanzees in the Edumanom Forest Reserve as unfortunate, adding that it appears there is lack of seriousness and follow through actions on the part of the authorities, both at the state and federal level.
 
"I am aware that there are laws prohibiting the killing of such endangered species of animals in our environment.  Unfortunately, there seems to be a lack of seriousness and follow through actions on the part of the authorities; state and federal. Besides, it is unimaginable that such is happening in a government recognised and reserved forest which is gazetted too," he said.
 
"The civil society has not given much attention to this area. Sadly, the government in our clime did not support civil society. Must we continue depending on foreigners even for our own welfare? There is a need for the government to meet with traditional rulers in the state to work towards effectively protecting and preserving these animals for posterity. "Forest Guards should be properly engaged and given adequate training on how to protect government reserved forests," he added.
 
When contacted for comment, a renowned tourist and SSA to the Governor on Tourism, Mr. Priye Kiyaramo, said: “It is regrettable that the future of chimpanzees in Edonamon National Park in Bayelsa State still remains in peril. There are cases where infant chimpanzees are frequently taken alive and sold in cities as pets."  Writer and campaigner ofor Good Governance, Social Justice and Equality, wrote;
 
"Did You Know That Nembe LGA Has A Forest Reserve? This forest reserve is called the "Edumanom Forest Reserve" The reserve is along the Nembe/Ogbia road in Bayelsa state,"
"This forest is home to the world's biggest chimpanzee, sclater’s guenon amongst other important primate species. This reserve was the last known site for chimpanzees in the Niger Delta region. It also shelters the endemic Sclater's guenon, the red list species olive colobus and the Niger Delta red colobus and the Sclater's monkey. "This area was proposed as a forest reserve by the then old Rivers State Govt but is now essentially being used and managed as community forest land.

"This forest is where hunters from Nembe annually kill Chimpanzee and other primate species. Most of these chimpanzees have been captured and butchered by local hunters in Nembe and they are at risk of going into extinction.

"But one good thing we failed to realize is that there is a lot to gain from "Ecotourism" if only our government can engage in conservation of these species for more research like Jane Goodall did with the mountain gorillas of Zaire.

"Kenya, as of today, is raking in millions of dollars through tourism by preserving their forest reserve. The country is ranked 7th largest economy in Africa and the 1st in East Africa because of ecotourism. Kenya has the largest ecotourism in Africa. Millions of people travelled to Kenya all over the world for tourism.

"Forest products are also capable of raking in cash to the economy of our state if we can stop illegal deforestation activities and create a huge economy through preservation of our forest. Look at our state, we can not even boast of a zoo that can attract visitors to our state. Why is it so difficult to conserve our rare wildlife and the ecosystem.








Posted: at 25-01-2023 12:56 PM (1 week ago) | Hero
- nikiniki at 25-01-2023 01:25 PM (1 week ago)
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they can as well eat humans. one time now, they will have ebola.
Posted: at 25-01-2023 01:25 PM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kp45 at 25-01-2023 01:33 PM (1 week ago)
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Poor chimpanzee
Posted: at 25-01-2023 01:33 PM (1 week ago) | Hero
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- Bebold at 25-01-2023 01:47 PM (1 week ago)
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phyuk you and your relatives the chimps, so chimps are now your relatives idiot, the country is hard people are dying of hunger and you are here calling chimpanzee your relatives. I think some people need deliverance from thunder.
Posted: at 25-01-2023 01:47 PM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fineboy77 at 25-01-2023 02:01 PM (1 week ago)
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Anyone that can eat this thing, can eat a human being.

Posted: at 25-01-2023 02:01 PM (1 week ago) | Hero
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- walexd at 25-01-2023 02:27 PM (1 week ago)
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shameless people, cannibals in disguise.. poor animal
Posted: at 25-01-2023 02:27 PM (1 week ago) | Newbie
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- why4why at 25-01-2023 04:53 PM (1 week ago)
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i shared so many tears, oh africa my africa....
Posted: at 25-01-2023 04:53 PM (1 week ago) | Upcoming
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- why4why at 25-01-2023 04:57 PM (1 week ago)
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haba.....
Posted: at 25-01-2023 04:57 PM (1 week ago) | Upcoming
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- Bebold at 25-01-2023 04:57 PM (1 week ago)
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You guys should take your tears to china that have been eating chimps, monkeys, gorillas even rats
Posted: at 25-01-2023 04:57 PM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- onedoor1010 at 25-01-2023 05:00 PM (1 week ago)
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Useless and hungry marron.
Posted: at 25-01-2023 05:00 PM (1 week ago) | Upcoming
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- Bebold at 25-01-2023 05:01 PM (1 week ago)
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Please take all your useless chimp cry’s and go to western world abeg, people who can’t even help the poor masses in that lives under $1 a day is here crying stupidly on how these poor villagers feed themselves idiot animal fighters
Posted: at 25-01-2023 05:01 PM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Bebold at 25-01-2023 05:03 PM (1 week ago)
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Quote from: onedoor1010 on 25-01-2023 05:00 PM
Useless and hungry marron.


You are a fool for calling them useless because they can’t afford to eat like everyone else in a country that doesn’t give a shit about them……… phyuk you all with your animal activism, Chinese people eat all of these and even more alive
Posted: at 25-01-2023 05:03 PM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- why4why at 25-01-2023 05:08 PM (1 week ago)
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@bebold take things easy please dont be too angry and harsh...plz calm
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- Kidfreshfunmi at 25-01-2023 07:22 PM (1 week ago)
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This is repugnant.  Smiley And not just that, you can clearly see their thumbs, fingers and nipples - do you need any more clarification? Jeezus!
Posted: at 25-01-2023 07:22 PM (1 week ago) | Upcoming
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- olaajisefini1 at 25-01-2023 08:53 PM (1 week ago)
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Posted: at 25-01-2023 08:53 PM (1 week ago) | Newbie
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- Noah147 at 25-01-2023 09:56 PM (1 week ago)
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Lol Nigerians now think they re westerners people haha . My people eat any animal you catch .
Posted: at 25-01-2023 09:56 PM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 25-01-2023 11:18 PM (1 week ago)
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I want to arrest these fools!!! DSS!!!!!!!!!
Posted: at 25-01-2023 11:18 PM (1 week ago) | Grande Master
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- FloJoJo at 26-01-2023 04:13 AM (1 week ago)
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Eating chimpanzees = eating human being. Watch and be careful of this cannibalism in disguise. 
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- naijahustler at 26-01-2023 09:40 AM (1 week ago)
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Cannibals now live in our midst.....Very soon they will starts hunting humans for meat in the name of hunger. How can anyone eat a chimpanzee that has hands and thumbs like a human....
Posted: at 26-01-2023 09:40 AM (1 week ago) | Newbie
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