- Name: YAHAYA ZAKI
- Age: 13 Years
- Sex: Male
- Location: SOKOTO
- Category: Physical Bravery
13-YEAR OLD RISKS LIFE TO SAVE GIRL IN THE WELL
Yahaya Zaki is 13 year old , this fateful day, three children went to fetch water from the well and one of them, a girl, slipped and fell in the well. The others, being quite small, couldn’t get her out. They left the place and started going home crying, that’s when Yahaya saw them. He asked what happened and they explained to him. He then went to the well while the children went home to get help. He entered the well to go save the girl. People came to the well, but didn’t see ripples to show that indeed someone was inside.
They actually thought the children made it up. Before their very eyes Yahaya brought the girl out from below and the people threw in a bucket tied to a rope to bring out the girl. Then they threw the bucket back to bring him out. He was quite weak when he came out as he had drunk a lot of water. His stomach was pressed so as to remove the water through his mouth. The little girl was hospitalized for two days. This incident happened in May.