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Image caption It is unclear where the video was filmed, but officials said it was in the Niger Delta region. Nigeria's environment ministry has launched an investigation after a video emerged of an endangered manatee, also known as a sea cow, being dragged along a dusty road by a group of young men. It is not clear when the footage was filmed. The animal has been tied in ropes and can be seen trying to get away. Deputy environment minister Sharon Ikeazor branded the video "very distressing", and said officials were trying to rescue the creature. Ms Ikeazor said the incident took place in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, and called for an awareness campaign "to educate our people to protect the manatee". Full story

24 February