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Madagascar: More than 50 zebus’ thieves shot by police commandos

The Malagasy police conducted a helicopter operation, supported by ground military elite corps of the gendarmerie, in the heart of South of the Big Island, where thieves zebu (dahalo) continue to plunder in mass the herds.

About fifty Dahalo were killed, this weekend, during this operation, during a shootout between robbers and policemen of zebu elite.

Flights from zebu lead to increased insecurity in the region of Fort Dauphin in Madagascar, among breeders victims of these raids on a large scale, with thieves’ zebu, heavily armed.

For several weeks and the"provisional" end of December of the military operation Tandroka (take the bull by the horns), initiated by the Government of Transition against the dahalo, theft of cattle showed a marked increase.
The lam of Remenabila, historic leader of dahalo and considered public enemy No. 1 by the central government in Antananarivo, continues.
Zebu theft originates from old traditions deeply rooted in Madagascar. Symbol of manhood before marriage, gangs have turned away from its original meaning, to make it a lucrative traffic mafia managed to Madagascar.

Antso Rajaona

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