Men at a village in Yambio, Gbudwe State are leaving in fear over a big male baboon that likes to grope and “tawali” human males.
The baboon is said to have attacked more than six men in the past week.
What is baffling the villagers, however, is the fact that the baboon only attacks guys, and does not hurt its victims.
It rather performs sexual acts on top of the terrified victim and leaves.
One victim, George, said that he was coming from the local bar when the baboon attacked him and pinned him down.
“I thought it wanted to kill me, but realised it was after my bum,” George said.
The baboon travels alone. This, according to animal behaviour specialist, is a strange occurrence because baboons are known to travel in troops.
“The baboon might be an outcast and chased away from its troop. That is why it is travelling alone; but as to the reason it’s attacking only males, it beats me. I have never seen that behaviour in my 20 years in this field,” a specialist, Wani, said.
It’s alleged that most males were said to be wearing dresses as a preventative measure until the baboon has been dealt with.