Hippo mauls Amuru resident

By Vision Reporter

A man has been killed by a hippopotamus at his home in Okidi trading centre, Amuru district.

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By Simon Masaba

A man has been killed by a hippopotamus at his home in Okidi trading centre, Amuru district.

Jacob Oloya was seated under a tree in his compound having a meal at around 9:00pm on Tuesday when the beast attacked him.

The deputy Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said Oloya was attacked by a hippo that is suspected to have come from River Nile in South Sudan through River Aswa.

He said the Police contacted the Uganda Wildlife Authority, which sent a team to hunt down the animal.

Onyango said there were other stray animals in the area and urged residents to be cautious. He advised them to always move in groups to scare off the animals that may attack them.

Oloya’s body was taken Amuru Health Centre for a post-mortem examination.

Hippo mauls Amuru resident