BDF kills two poachers in central Okavango Delta

BDF Anti Poaching Unit PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
BDF Anti Poaching Unit PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

Members of a Botswana Defence Force (BDF) patrol yesterday shot and killed two suspected poachers in the Mombo area of Chief's Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, police have confirmed.

This afternoon, acting Officer Commanding Number 5 District, Samuel Kgomo told Mmegi the patrol was alerted after hearing gunshots and encountering a fleeing rhino.

“It appears they had just shot the rhino when the BDF heard the gunfire and encountered the fleeing animal.

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