Adamu Musa, an 18-year-old boy, lost his life in Jigawa State’s Buji Local Government Area while attempting to save his cow.
The event happened on Saturday night near Unguwar Magina in Buji town, a resident told newsmen.
He said that the victim drowned in a pond while attempting to save his cow, which had fallen into one when the two of them were out grazing.
CSC Adamu Shehu, a spokeswoman for the NSCDC, also informed media of the incident.
According to him, “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,” he said.
He said the victim’s body was later found on Sunday at about 01:00 am.
He said the deceased was thoroughly examined, confirmed dead and handed over to his parents for proper burial, while the cow was rescued alive.