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Five dead during stampede in Kaduna Northern Nigeria
« on: July 14, 2015, 02:23:53 PM »
No fewer than five persons were feared dead in a stampede while waiting to collect Zakat(gifts) in Kaduna on Monday.

Scores, according to eyewitness, fainted while waiting to receive Zakat from a businessman who deals in dairy products in the state.

He was sharing the gifts at the Kabala Constain area in Kaduna North Local Government Area of the state.

However, the Kaduna Police Command?s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Zubairu, said nobody died during the stampede.

He also said the command deployed its personnel in the venue, adding that the team did not report any death.

But an eyewitness at the venue, which was besieged by able and physically challenged persons in their hundreds, said the people became uncontrollable, leading to a stampede.

The eyewitness explained that the police were invited to the scene when it the situation started degenerating.

One Bala Mohammed, a cripple, said when they arrived at the venue, his set was ordered to queue on a separate line while the able and women also have their own line.

Bala added that when the businessman arrived to give out the gifts, the women line was first chosen and it was in the process that the stampede occurred, which led to the death of five persons.

Another eyewitness, Zanaib Mohammed, told journalists that she was informed by her sister that there would be sharing of gifts at Tyosco Yoghurt, but lamented that her sister was one of the victims of the stampede.

As of the time of filling this report, the house was besieged by people, who wanted to have their own share of the gifts, while the police detachment was on the ground to maintain law and order.

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