In the past few days, the shocking news of beatings and abductions of people by the Serengeti National Park conservation police have surfaced online.
One man identified as Nyamuhanga Mnanka (40) was reported abducted at his farm on January 5, 2022, by the conservation police.
The eyewitness, Bhoke Mnanka, who happens to be her sister, states that the car that took her brother did not enter the national park but rather vanished to nowhere.
Another person, Emmanuel Mayila Abdallah (60), claims to be the victim of severe beatings by the Serengeti conservation officers. However, both claims are yet confirmed to be true.
Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), on May 2, 2022, released its statement negating both tragic incidents of beating and abductions of people reported to happen at the park.
TANAPA states that it has not received any information regarding those tragic incidents and insists that people should be careful with news disseminated online, especially those regarding people’s lives.
According to Mzee Marase Kilangi, Lubana street chairperson, six people have been reported to have disappeared until now. Despite their effort to find them with the great assistance of the police, they could not find anyone, either dead or alive.