An irate cow on Sunday in Ughelli North community in Delta State allegedly killed its owner at the abattoir located at Oghenevweta street in Ughelli town after it suddenly went awok.
It was gathered that the victim, Mohammed Jubrin, was allegedly killed by his cow after cutting the rope it was tied to and charged straight to the abattoir where the victim was busy with other cattle and hit him hard, leaving him in a pool of blood leading to his death before he was taken to the hospital.
An eyewitness, Muhammad Abdul, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in the area, said that the herder was gored to death on board a trailer used in conveying cow in company of tens of others from the northern part of the country to Ughelli town, adding that the victim had gone on board the trailer in an attempt to coerce the irate cow to come down from the truck when the animal went wild.
He said, “The cow immediately rammed into him with its horn stuck in the victim’s throat, flipped him up and went after him again in the same manner multiple times until he was rescued from the attacks. Unfortunately, he died in the hospital where he was rushed to for treatment but could not make it”, disclosing that the victim had since been buried in line with Islamic tradition.
It was further gathered that since the incident on Sunday, there has been palpable tension and fear of the unknown within Ughelli town, especially among cattle rearers in the area.
But, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who spoke to newsmen about the incident, said, “It’s unfortunate that the cattle killed the owner. The cattle has however been killed”.