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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Elephants Tusks coming to Lagos intercepted in Kenya

A shipment of elephant tusks were intercepted at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport in Nairobi May 6, 2011. The smuggled consignment of 115 pieces of raw ivory weighing about 1.4 tonnes were intercepted by Kenyan authorities on May 5, as they were en route to Lagos, Nigeria. Kenya remains opposed to the lifting of the international ivory trade ban. - Reuters

What do Nigerians want with elephant tusk bi ko nu?

18 comments:

Alicia says... said...

maybe to put up in their shrines and do voodoo or something. so they are still senselessly killing elephants for their ivory tusks? SAD.

j said...

lol linda
these are artifacts
do you even realise how much one of those tusks go for?
ivory is a precious gem made from tusks aside from that people use tusks as status symbols in their homes as decoration just like you see animal skin et al

@alicia lwkmd
shrines and voodoo
i cant shout!

nella said...

Nigeria na wa

saemoenl said...

What do Nigerians want with elephant tusk bi ko nu? You said my mind. lol. Brava Linda

steezz.com said...

Dont u knw we love rare and exotic stuffs in 9ja

Anonymous said...

Linda which kind of question are you asking? as if you no be igbo girl....go ask the dibia in your village.

Anonymous said...

1) voodoo. yes j at 10:46am. used symbolically in power juju. used in coronations etc
2) status symbols in homes.
3) made into jewelry

Anonymous said...

The final destination of those tusk is probably not Nigeria.
The price for one elephant tusk when finished is about $8000 USD. So 115 pieces X 8000 = $920,000.00 GBOSA!

steve genesis said...

An elephants’ tusks are a blessing and curse. Blessing because they give a elephants a true majesty that rise them above other animals as well and being of use for various tasks. A curse because man’s avarice for ivory has led to the senseless slaughter of hundred of thousands of the magnificent animals.

steve genesis said...

An elephants’ tusks are a blessing and curse. Blessing because they give a elephants a true majesty that rise them above other animals as well and being of use for various tasks. A curse because man’s avarice for ivory has led to the senseless slaughter of hundred of thousands of the magnificent animals.

Jenny said...

Ogwu egooo!!

Anonymous said...

R u for real? Those ivory bracelets traditional rulers and princes wear where do u think they come from? This question is kind of daft!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I feel like raining insults on ANNON @ May 7, 2011 10:55 PM but I don't want to swoop to your level.

In case you don't know, the only daft question is the one that was never asked.

Knowledge is power, so there is nothing wrong in asking questions and there is definitely nothing wrong with the question Linda asked.

Anonymous said...

Anon@7.55pm u still ended up descending to whatever level. Linda asked the question as though nigerians were doing something illegal with the elephant tusks.

Alicia says... said...

i seriously don't believe that Nigeria was its final destination though. its just easier to smuggle things through nigeria because of its poor security and you can easily bribe people to allow it. so, not surprised.

Anonymous said...

This upsets me so much. Imagine how many elephants they killed only for their tusk!

BTW it's that ivory they seek.

Anonymous said...

BTW Annon 2:49PM. IT'S ILLEGAL!!!

Anonymous said...

seriously, poor elephants. Can we just leave these animals alone?

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