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Confusion As Spiritual Bats Chase Residents Out Of Homes In Sapele Delta State

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March 12, 2016 – Spiritual Bats Invasion Reported In Sapele, Jesse & Ogor In Delta State,  Residents Flee Over Fear Of Ebola Virus Infection

Confusion As Spiritual Bats Chase Residents Out Of Homes In Sapele Delta State

Area Residents of Sapele and some smaller communities in Delta State have reportedly deserted their homes following a mysterious bats’ invasion in the areas in recent times.

It was reliably gathered that efforts by the communities to curtain the bats have proved abortive as the flying animals have overwhelmed the communities.

Apart from the fleeing residents, health workers in Mosogar, Umolu Ugbevwe-Jesse communities have raised the alarm over the increasing rate of the bats in government owned hospitals.

Dr. Eravwoke Onomine, Medical Director of the Sapele General Hospital, told our correspondent that the animals have defiled every effort by both the hospital managements and the communities to curtain them.

He said, “When we started noticing the bats, we made efforts to check them, but as if in annoyance, before we knew what was happening, in few weeks, the bats came in full force, hanging on every available space in the hospital.”

Investigation revealed that the bats roost on trees, caves, mines and barns at the roof tops of the hospital, including individual houses where they have provided shelters for themselves.

The mammals are also nocturnal, meaning that they sleep during the day and are awake at night. But a fleeing resident, John Okotie told our correspondent, “Myself and my family moved out of the house when over 300 bats are now taking refuge in my house. We tried all means to drive them out to no avail”.

Further investigation revealed that aside economic benefits of helping in controlling the population of crops destroying insects, residents have expressed fears that they might contract Ebola virus especially when it is believed that the flying animals are regarded as carriers of the disease.

Although, no case of death has been reported, there are indications that the bats may not depart the communities anytime soon.

Meanwhile, the fleeing residents have called on the state government to come to their aid and address their challenges in order to forestall possible outbreak of the dreaded Ebola virus.

[By Punch NG Metro Plus]



  1. Metu Nyetu

    March 12, 2016 at 5:18 AM

    Granted that houses nowadays no more have chimneys, and most houses have wire guaze or mosquito net at their windows and doors to keep out mosquitoes. So even when the windows/doors are open, no bats can fly in.

    So are they saying that the bats just appeared inside their houses? Tell me this, and I would believe that this is spiritual.

  2. Olanrewaju

    March 12, 2016 at 6:27 AM

    This is no ordinary bats,this bats are sent

  3. Precious

    March 12, 2016 at 7:04 AM

    Spiritual bats?

  4. chyna

    March 12, 2016 at 7:06 AM

    Nawa ooo prayer is the key

  5. fifelomo

    March 12, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    May God help u all in that community.

  6. D Hunter

    March 12, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    If this thing were to be in Benue State, thats gono be the end of the road for these bats. Trust the Tiv people, they will use the bats for a sumptious meal.

    If its a spiritual bats, they will kill them spiritually, prepare them spiritually, eat and enjoy them, all spiritually with some fresh palm wine.

    No harm intended sha.



  7. Amazon

    March 12, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    Bats kwaa?? There’s nothing one will not hear in this country & I know the governments are just sitting down doing nothing. I think the bats should be channeled to their own residence

  8. Sunny

    March 12, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Shooo, were they on a frenzied action or what?

  9. my lady

    March 12, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    hmmmmm! things are happening

  10. Metu Nyetu

    March 13, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    Abeg follow me see@D Hunter. Spiritual bat for where?

  11. Maryf

    March 13, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    Witches and wizards in action. Residents run as fast as you can o before they will suck your blood dry.

  12. Jojo

    March 13, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    They must have offended the gods .

  13. sola olaniyi

    March 14, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    see gobe

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