Tragedy struck as an 18-year-old man, Adamu Musa of Unguwar Magina, Buji town, in Buji Local Government Area, Jigawa State, lost his life in a pond while trying to rescue his cow that slipped and fell into a pond while grazing around the area.
The state Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Command’s Public Relations Officer, Adamu Shehu, disclosed this on Sunday in a statement.
According to him, the unfortunate incident occurred on Saturday at around 2 pm when the young man took two of his cows to the farm and let them loose to feed from the grasses nearby.
He noted that sadly, one of the cows slipped and fell into a pond located close to the farm where they were grazing.
He stated that on sighting what happened, Musa rushed to rescue his cow, but was drowned, and despite the combined efforts of the locals and the NSCDC personnel to rescue him, he was not found until 1 am on Sunday.
He said the body was thoroughly examined, confirmed dead and handed over to his parents for proper burial while the cow was rescued alive,”