In an attempt to save one of his cows trapped inside a pond, 18-year-old Adamu Musa, a resident of Buji Local Government Area of Jigawa State, lost his life.
The cows were grazing in an open field close to Unguwar Magina, Buji LGA when one of them fell into the pond. Fearing the cow could drown, Musa intended to help it out but he lost his life in the process, according to an eyewitness.
The spokesman for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in the state, Adamu Shehu, in a statement said: “The unfortunate incident occurred on Saturday, 3rd of September, 2022, at about 02:00 pm when the young man took two of his cows to the farm and let them loose to feed from the grasses nearby.
“Sadly, one of the cows slipped and fell into a pond located close to the farm where they were grazing. Sighting the ugly occurrence, the deceased rushed to rescue his cow, but was drowned despite the combined efforts of the locals and the NSCDC personnel to rescue him.”
The deceased’s body would later be discovered a day after the incident, the spokesman said.
The spokesman, however, said the cow was rescued alive, adding that the body of the deceased was handed over to his parents for burial.