The incident occurred last Friday at an abattoir or slaughter house located at Oghenevweta Street, Ughelli.
Confirming the incident to the Politicsgovernance.com, another herder who gave his name as Muhammad Abdul, said the herder simply identified as …was gored to death onboard a trailer used in conveying the cow in company of tens of others from the northern part of the country to Ughelli.
According to Abdul, the victim had going onboard the trailer in an attempt to coax the cow to come down from the truck when the animal went wide.
He said: “The cow immediately rammed into him with its horn stuck on his throat flipped him up and went after him again in the same manner multiply times until he was rescued from the attack.
“Unfortunately, he died at the hospital where he was rushed to for medical attention and has since been buried at the Ughelli cemetery in line with Islamic traditions.”