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Tragedy as seven die during alms distribution stampede in Bauchi



Tragedy struck as seven persons died in a stampede during the distribution of alms by a philanthropist in Bauchi metropolis.

The incident which occurred on Sunday was confirmed in an update by the spokesman of the Bauchi Police Command Ahmed Wakilin on Monday.

He said the incident happened at the AYM Shafa Holdings Office when hundreds of people gathered to collect alms from a philanthropist, Yakubu Maishanu.

He said the command received a distress call from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), about the victims being rushed to the facility for medical attention.

“The Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa, directed for urgent action and mobilised personnel to the scene.

“The police operative joined the rescue operation, cordoned off the area to prevent further casualties while the exercise was stopped,” he said.

Wakil, a superintendent of police, said that seven females had been confirmed dead by a medical doctor while others were receiving treatment at the hospital.

He gave the details of the deceased as follows:

1. Aisha Usman ‘f’ aged 13yrs of Gwang Gwang Gwang, Bauchi

2. Sahura Abubakar ‘f’ aged 55yrs of Anguwan, Bauchi

3. Aisha Ibrahim Abubakar ‘f’ aged 43yrs of Kobi Street, Bauchi.

4. Khadija Isah ‘f’ aged 8yrs of Karofi, Bauchi

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5. Maryam Suleiman ‘f’ aged 20 years of Kandahar, Bauchi

6. Maryam Shuibu ‘f’ aged 16 years Gwang Gwan Gwan, Bauchi

7. Hassana Saidu ‘f’ aged 53 years of Dutsen Tanshi, Bauchi.

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