Saturday, July 26, 2008

Lions attack, devour Nyimba councilor

Lions attack, devour Nyimba councilor
By Christopher Miti in Chipata
Friday July 25, 2008 [04:00]

LUANGWA ward MMD councillor in Nyimba, Henry Daka was last Tuesday killed and eaten by lions. District commissioner Alexander Miti said Daka was attacked on his way to Nyimba boma between 19:00 and 20:00 hours. “Councillor Daka was coming to the boma from his village in senior chief Lwembe’s area. So when he reached Luangwa River he decided to go back to the village because it was dark and that’s when he was attacked by the lions,” he said.

Miti said Daka, who was cycling, had a torch which caused him to be easily spotted by the lions.

“The councillor was completely eaten up by the lions except for part of the skull and a bone from one of his legs that were found on the scene,” he said.

Miti said the remains of the deceased were buried yesterday.
He said the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) had since been instructed to track the animals and kill them.

“We have not had any disturbing report other than this but right now, some ZAWA officers have already gone to the area to track and kill the animals. But we don’t know the exact number of these animals,” said Miti.



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