The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) this week announced they have killed five poachers during anti-poaching operations. The BDF said in a press release that this happened during two separate incidents within the space of one week. The release said there was an exchange of fire between BDF members and poachers during each of the incidents.
The first incident occurred on the 30th March 2020 around the Shaile/Linyanti area, where one poacher was killed during an exchange of fire with the military. The second incident took place on the 2nd of April, 2020, east of the Linyanti area, where four poachers were killed. In their continued declaration of war against the BDF, the poachers in both incidents used weapons of war, hunting rifles and other tools of their trade, the release revealed.
The BDF assured the nation that as a professional, prompt and decisive force, it would continue to execute its mission and other assigned tasks, while concurrently, in collaboration with all Batswana, fighting a war against the invisible enemy in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic as well.
Through the press release, the BDF appealed to all Batswana to join the force in its fight against COVID-19 by adhering to the extreme social distancing guidelines pronounced by His Excellency the President and Commander in Chief as well as the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
Source: BWGovernment Facebook page