Saturday, 16 March 2013
NIGERIANS AND THEIR HUNGER GROOVE
This fish here should have known better not to swim pass the Atlantic side from Lagos, that is if it was not dead before these guys found it...According to Wikipedia, this pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) is one of three species of toothed whale in the sperm whale family and they are not often sighted at sea; most of what is known about them comes from the examination of stranded specimens.
Well, i am not concerned about the study of this Whale but about my fellow Nigerians who make me laugh every time...Quite predictably, residents of Magbon-Alade area of Ibeju Lekki and fun seekers descended on the mammal with their machetes, knives, jigsaws and every other type of sharp object as everyone wanted to have a piece of its flesh...I do hope the sharing formula wasn't a problem at the end of the day.
I really do think the specie of that fish would have been useful for Academic study and in return, produces a better educational platform for Nigerians but this is not the first time we hear of such cases...any whale found nosing around such area will definitely end up as a gorgeous meal for several families...and that is simply Christmas in March, as every worry or problem will be pushed aside for that moment...the truth is that, you never can tell the last time they tasted fish, which proves the level of poverty in Nigeria.