Fishermen in Foropa Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, on Saturday caught a marine creature identified as a Sea Turtle.
Fox Channel learnt that Foropa community is along the Atlantic Ocean.
An indigene of the community, Egbonkuma Fawei Young, confirmed the killing of the Sea Turtle.
He said the sea animal was caught with a net on Saturday.
Fawei 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.”
It was gathered that the animal was butchered shortly after it was captured and was shared and eaten by the residents of the community.
The Sea Turtle, usually found in Oceans, belongs to the class of marine reptiles known as ‘Testudines’. Unlike some amphibians and reptiles, the Sea Turtle can’t retract its head and limbs into its shells for protection. It is also known for constant migration.