when we were arguing of course as children. We were not allowed to curse or say anything truly objectionable so referring to one another as various barn animals was the worst insult we could manage. Of course, although possessing goat like qualities, I knew she was not actually a goat. The people of Lagos, Nigeria, when they call you a goat mean it.
LAGOS, Nigeria – One of Nigeria's biggest daily newspapers reported that police implicated a goat in an attempted automobile theft. In a front-page article on Friday, the Vanguard newspaper said that two men tried to steal a Mazda car two days earlier in Kwara State, with one suspect transforming himself into a goat as vigilantes cornered him.
The paper quoted police spokesman Tunde Mohammed as saying that while one suspect escaped, the other transformed into a goat as he was about to be apprehended.
The newspaper reported that police paraded the goat before journalists, and published a picture of the animal. Police in the state couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
Belief in black magic is widespread in Nigeria, particularly in far-flung rural areas. SOURCE
Why a goat? Why not a bird? At least then, he could have flown away.