In the Hebrew Bible can be found in the following laws: ‘Whoever lies with a Beast shall be put to death’ Exodus 22:19 ‘Do not have carnal relations with any beast and defile yourself thereby; and let no woman lend herself to a beast to mate with it; it is perversion.’ -
Residents of Sokoto metropolis are yet to come to terms with the unbelievable incident that occurred in the city recently. That was when a sheep gave birth to a monstrous being at a government owned veterinary clinic in the Sokoto State capital.
The date was Monday, January 22, this year. The news suddenly came into town at about 5pm that a monster-like creature had been discovered in a sheep’s womb during an operation carried out by some veterinary surgeons in the state.
Daily Sun gathered that the inability of the sheep to deliver made it necessary for the surgeons to carry out the operation, after which the sheep was delivered of the monster baby that looked half-human.
The scene which took place at Fakon Idi Veterinary Clinic, drew thousands of onlookers that trooped out from different parts of the metropolis to catch a glance of the strange being.
It took the intervention of men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NCDSC) in the state to disperse the huge crowd who were demanding that the owner of the animal should come out to explain what led to the mystery birth even as they insisted that the owner must be probed and possibly executed.
Some of the onlookers who spoke with Daily Sun queried the occurrence that led to the discovery of the monster-like lamb, with many arguing that a man might have copulated with the animal.
Garba Aminu, a commercial motorcycle rider, averred: “This is an abomination in our land. To see a sheep give birth to a half human being is a mystery and that shows how terrible some people are. It is unimaginable that some people will be having intercourse with animals.”
Another onlooker, who simply gave his name as Danladi, wondered how such a development could happen in a morally upright state like Sokoto where the Islamic faith is so deep.