Economic Hardship: 4 Persons Die In Stampede During Almsgiving Exercise

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Four Persons Killed In Stampede During Almsgiving Exercise

Four persons on Sunday died in a stampede during an almsgiving zakat exercise for the poor in Bauchi State.

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

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

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.

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By Abia ThinkTank

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