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BDF REAFFIRMS “SHOOT TO KILL” POLICY

The Botswana Defence Force has reaffirmed a “shoot to kill policy” on poachers.

Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee in Parliament, Major General Gaolathe Galebotswe says under the circumstantial situations when soldiers encounter armed poachers, they will shoot in order to protect themselves and endangered animals.

This comes after the BDF admitted to killing 3 poachers who were recently found in possession of two elephants tusks in the Kwando area, believed to be Namibians.

(PHOTO: SUNDAY STANDARD)