Hippopotami have over the weekend destroyed some rice fields at Brook Rice farm in Upper Fulladu District, Central River Region (CRR) south.
Speaking to our reporter in CRR, Yai Suwareh, a victim from Draman, said the hippopotami have destroyed all her produce and left her in a desperate situation. According to her, she has paid five hundred dalasis for the ploughing of the field and transplanting the seedlings all which went in vain now that the hippos have destroyed all what she was expecting from the farm.
Nuimi Drammeh of Burko said the rice fields destroyed by the hippos is a source of their livelihood while indicating that the hippo menace is becoming rampant in the area. The fact remains that the population of the hippos are increasing rapidly and so is the land under cultivation causing inevitable confict of interest. Njonkolin Touray of the same village expressed similar sentiment.
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