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Four die during alms distribution stampede

Four persons have been confirmed dead in a stampede during the distribution of alms by a philanthropist, Yakubu Maishanu at the AYM Shafa Holdings Office on Sunday in Bauchi metropolis of Bauchi State.

Penpushing reports that Bauchi State Police State Command Public Relations Officer Ahmed Wakil, who confirmed the incident explained that hundreds of people gathered to collect alms, adding that those who died were identified as females

The police spokesperson 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.

Penpushing further reports that Wakil, a superintendent of police, said those who sustained injuries were still receiving treatment at the hospital as at the time of filing this report, adding that henceforth, individuals and organisations engaged in philanthropic and humanitarian services should report to the police and make adequate arrangements in their distribution exercises to forestall future occurrences

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