A traditional leader in Chipili District in Luapula Province has appealed to the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) to control wild animals terrorizing people in the villages.
Village Headman Chulungo in Chieftainess Mwenda’s area said Hyenas and Wild Dogs have entered the villages and are terrorizing people and eating goats.
Speaking to ZANIS in Chipili, the traditional leader said people in the area are living in fear and wondered how they will be going to their fields to harvest their crops.
He said it is sad that the wild animals especially wild dogs are chasing people in daylight.
The headman expressed fear that pupils may stop going attending class in fear of the animals.
He said if the ZAWA has not respond quickly, schools in the area may close as parents do not want to risk their child’s life.
And Chipili District Commissioner Raphael Kauseni echoed headman Chulungo’s call for the ZAWA to quickly intervene in the matter.
Mr Kauseni has since urged the villagers not to kill the wild animals saying it is a serious offence.
The district commissioner has called on the villagers to desist from moving alone especially at night when the animals are more vicious.