Four die in Bauchi alms distribution stampede – Police

Four people have lost their lives in a stampede during an almsgiving Zakat exercise for the poor in Bauchi State.

The stampede occurred at about 10am at the Shafa Holdings Company plc headquarters along Jos Road, on Sunday.

A 17-year-old identified as Naima Abdullahi, is currently receiving medical treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital in Bauchi.

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Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ahmed Wakili, said the situation has been stabilized as at the time of filing his report.

Wakili said the police acted swiftly upon hearing the news, adding that the police commissioner encouraged the public to stay composed.

However no official statement has been released by the company.

Recall that a similar incident had happened in Nasarawa State on Friday where two students of the state University lost their lives and many others injured in a stampede that occurred during the distribution of palliatives.

The State Governor, Abdullahi Sule had called for an investigation into the stampede that claimed the lives of the students at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

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