Buffalo terrorizes Ongenga community, injures one

01 May 2014 11:30am
ONGWEDIVA, 01 MAY (NAMPA) – A stray buffalo went amok at the Ongenga Constituency in the Ohangwena Region and seriously injured one villager on Tuesday.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the region, Sergeant Kaume Iitumba confirmed this to Nampa on Wednesday, saying the incident took place at the Ongenga Constituency’s Onangama village.
Police identified the victim as Fritz Haiyambo, who is now receiving medical treatment at the Engela District Hospital.
Reports have it that the buffalo attacked the victim in the small bushes near the cuca shops of that village, and it became more aggressive when the villagers started to chase after it.
Local members of NamPol, who were called in to rescue the situation, shot dead the wild animal on the spot to prevent it from causing further havoc.
The origin of the buffalo remains a mystery because no wild animals are found in the area.
Onangama is situated near the Namibia-Angola border.
It is located about 200km from the Etosha National Park where wild animals, including buffalos, are found.