“We launch a cry of distress in the territory of Bukama in relation to the situation of elephants killing. Security officers of ICCN are not able to repress these animals. ICCN should use its office to find a solution to the situation in the territory of Bukama, otherwise there will still be loss of life.”
Last June, the ICCN had informed the public of cases of wandering elephants in parts of the country during this period. On the occasion, he particularly noted that the elephants were conducting seasonal movements in search of food.
On their journeys, say the farmers, these elephants ravage fields and fish ponds in several villages.
In the first half of 2013, more than 8,000 victims were registered in Bukama, and 3775 hectares of fields ravaged in four groups. The Chiefdom of Kinkodja had informed the department head of Humanitarian Affairs in Bukama, Chirac Monga Ngoy.