CITIZENS COMPASS– AN 18-year-old man, Adamu Musa has slipped and fell into a pond and died while rescuing a cow in Jigawa State.
The tragedy occurred while he was grazing around Unguwar Magina, Buji town, Buji Local Government Area.
It was learnt that the cow was alive at press time..
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa State Command, confirmed the incident in a statement, signed by its Public Relations Officer, Adamu Shehu, on Sunday, September 4, 2022.
He said the unfortunate incident occurred at about 2pm, when the man took two of his cows to the farm and let them loose to feed from the grasses nearby.
He said, sadly, one of the cows slipped and fell into a pond located close to the farm where they were grazing.
The PRO said on sighting what happened, Musa rushed to rescue the cow, but slipped and fell into a pond.
He said despite the combined efforts of the locals and the NSCDC personnel to rescue him, he was not found until 1 am on Sunday.
The body was thoroughly examined, confirmed dead and handed over to his parents for proper burial while the cow was rescued alive.