Mogadishu - Residents of a central Somali town besieged by locusts have taken an unusual approach to fighting the destructive pests: eating them.
Locals in Adado have started consuming the insects that have invaded their town and rural areas. Islamic scholars have declared them halaal and so permissible to eat.
Pictures of people cooking and eating the locusts were circulating widely Thursday on social media and on television broadcasts.
Some residents said that the insects are "delicious."
Somalia faces the worst outbreak of desert locust in more than 25 years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in an emergency update issued on Wednesday.