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Madagascar: Two villagers are shot by thieves of zebu in the south of the Big Island




Madagascar: Two villagers are shot by thieves of zebu in the south of the Big Island
Thieves of zebus (dahalo) attacked several villages in the region of Fort Dauphin in the south of Madagascar, in late last week and this, in order to commit a real raid on cattle, with more than 300 cattle stolen in one day.
 
Some villagers risked their lives have attempted in vain to resist this violent attack conducted by a dozens of heavily armed dahalo.

A resistance on derisory means to defend themselves that cost the lives of two villagers killed by the bullets of assailants who managed to escape despite the important movements of police deployed after the attack to arrest them, as indicated the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.

Zebu theft comes from ancient Malagasy traditions, but still well established in the hinterland. Symbol of manhood before marriage, criminal gangs have turned away from its original meaning, to transform it into a lucrative trade.



Antso Rajaona


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