THERE was panic in Ebrumede community in the Effurun, Uvwie Local Government area of Delta State after a fleeing cow reportedly killed a three-month-old baby.
It was gathered that the cow was being escorted by two herdsmen to a buyer when it strayed off the DSC Expressway by Ebrumede Magistrate Court near the DSC Roundabout to attack the victim.
The incident which led to the death of the baby occurred at about 11am on Monday.
The deceased was striped to her mother’s back when the fleeing cattle attacked the woman from behind.
The cow was said to have used its horn to hit the baby on the head bursting the deceased skull in the process.
It was further learnt that the cow also injured an elderly man in the process after earlier straying into the court process as lawyers and their clients fled for safety
The baby who was rushed to the Warri Central Hospital for urgent medical attention was pronounced death on arrival.
When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident.
Edafe said the herdsmen escorting the cow had been arrested by police operatives at the Ebrumede Police Station where the case was being handled.
Source: Niger Delta Today