Deadly snakes invade Essienimpong and Kwaaso, residents live in fear

Deadly snakes invade Essienimpong and Kwaaso, residents live in fear

- Residents in Essienimpong and Kwaaso noticed the snakes in their hundreds invading their communities

- The snakes were seen on Wednesday evening after a power outage

- Opinion on what might have brought the unusual presence of the snakes were divided among the residents as some said it might have been that the gods were angry, others said it was caused by the onset of the rain

Deadly snakes invade Essienimpong and Kwaaso, residents live in fear

Photo credit: Graphiconline/ Some of the snakes after they have been attacked by the angry youth

Hundreds of deadly snakes have invaded Essienimpong and Kwaaso on Monday causing fear and anxiety among the people.

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Residents in the two communities in the Ejisu Municipality said they noticed the venomous snakes in their hundreds invaded their houses around 7pm and hid in bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

Deadly snakes invade Essienimpong and Kwaaso, residents live in fear

A power outage on Wednesday night, brought with it the invasion of the snakes who were chased and killed by the irritated youth who moved from house to house in search of them.

The occupants of a household, told news men they killed a total of 67 snakes;  21 in four bedrooms,  16 in the washroom, and the rest on the compound.

Opinion on what might have brought the unusual presence of the snakes were divided among the residents.

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Deadly snakes invade Essienimpong and Kwaaso, residents live in fear

While, some attributed the snake invasion to the onset of the rain, others like Kwaku Nti believe the gods are angry due to the rampant illicit sex in the bush that the youth engaged in, in recent times.

A fear-gripped chop bar owner, said she no longer felt safe sleeping in her house, after 15 snakes were killed there.

Another resident, Richard Boampong says he can’t stand the danger posed to his family and has since moved his family to Kumasi after killing 63 snakes on Tuesday and 34 on Wednesday.

There has not been any report of a snake bite so far.

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