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HOIMA: Another 4-year-old boy attacked by stray chimpanzee, Residents in panic

HOIMA, UGANDA: Residents of Mparangasi and Kyamalera village in Kyabigambire Sub county in Hoima District have expressed concern over increased chimpanzee attacks to their homes after another 4-year-old boy was again attacked by the animal over the weekend.

The victim identified as Abel Wamara a son of Violet Tumuhaise of Mparangasi village was attacked by a chimpanzee on Saturday afternoon leaving him with severe injuries.

According to Tumuhaise, her son who she had left with his grandmother was attacked by a chimpanzee on Saturday afternoon leaving him with several wounds.
“My son was eating jack fruits with colleagues when the chimpanzee attacked them. As they all ran away, he (Wamara) later came back to pick a panga which they were using to cut the jack fruits but unfortunately, he was caught by the chimpanzee that took him to the bush only to be rescued by residents after hearing alarms from his colleagues,” Tumuhaise said.

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Tinkasiimire also a resident of Mparangasi village says that residents are in great fear of the increased attacks by the chimpanzees more especially to their children.
“We requesting the UWA to come and intervene this situation because we are threatened by the attacks”. Tinkasiimire said.

The incident comes just days after another boy, a 5 years old Jonah Atuhairwe in the same Mparangasi village was bitten by a chimpanzee and left him with several wounds on the stomach.


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