Random Pagan Verse:
Cherish those near you, never be
The first to break with a friend:
Care eats him who can no longer
Open his heart to another.

Author Topic: Five dead during stampede in Kaduna Northern Nigeria  (Read 174 times)

Offline mastercode (OP)

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Date Registered: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 2417
  • Thanked: 8 times
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
    • Naijacrux
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.



Soldiers from Chad killed 207 Boko Haram in Nigeria-Chad Soldiers To The Rescue

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 607
Last post February 26, 2015, 02:27:17 AM
by mastercode
Nigeria Police Force To Withdraw Police Officers From Politicians, Others

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 562
Last post February 16, 2015, 06:12:57 PM
by internet police
Nigeria Fuel crisis nears end as oil marketers,govt agree to restore fuel supply

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 334
Last post May 26, 2015, 04:34:32 PM
by internet police
US Legislature tells Nigeria military-You lack Training&Needs Training, not arms

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 313
Last post August 05, 2015, 05:07:41 PM
by mastercode
100 Easiest Ways To Make Big Money, Save More Money & Spend Less In Nigeria Now!

Started by Tony1980

Replies: 0
Views: 391
Last post November 03, 2015, 05:55:07 PM
by Tony1980
President Buhari remains Nigeria's president whether home or abroad ? Presidency

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 313
Last post March 14, 2016, 09:09:17 AM
by yungcrux
Nigeria Celebrate 57th Indepedence , Buhari Visits Maiduguri To Celebrate

Started by Nairaland

Replies: 0
Views: 452
Last post October 02, 2017, 12:36:37 AM
by Nairaland
Nigeria Police BOSS removes police commissioner amidst killings

Started by bellanaija

Replies: 0
Views: 9562
Last post June 27, 2018, 04:27:43 AM
by bellanaija
President Obama reaffirms readiness to work with Nigeria President elect buhari

Started by admin

Replies: 0
Views: 358
Last post April 16, 2015, 02:51:33 PM
by admin
United States relaxes arms embargo, begins to send arms to Nigeria

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 308
Last post August 17, 2015, 10:54:35 AM
by mastercode