Bauchi alms stampede death toll rises to 7 several injured



By Ahmed Ahmed

The Police in Bauchi have confirmed that three more women to previously confirmed four, have died resulting from the alms distribution stampede in Bauchi




Rotv24 earlier reported that an incident occurred on Sunday at the AYM Shafa Holdings Office, when hundreds of people gathered to collect alms from a philanthropist, Alhaji Yakubu Maishanu.

The Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Wakil confirmed to newsmen that the death toll of women has risen to seven on Monday in Bauchi

He said the Medical Doctor at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) has confirmed that two more women died at the hospital among those brought for treatment.’

“The other woman was conveyed home by her family, but she died at home,” he said.

According to him, the deceased are Aisha Usman, aged 13; Sahura Abubakar, aged 55; Aisha Ibrahim Abubakar, aged 43; Kobi Street Bauchi; and Khadija Isah, aged 8; Karofi Bauchi.

Others are Maryam Suleiman, aged 20, of Kandahar Bauchi; Maryam Shuibu, aged 16, of Gwang Gwan Gwan Bauchi; and Hassana Saidu, aged 53, of Dutsen Tanshi Bauchi.

“These are the number of victims confirmed dead by medical doctors. More details will be made available to the public as the command receives them.” he stressed.

An eye witness, Laraba Saleh, said several other people, women and children, were injured during the stampede.

She said some come with their children either backing them or holding them in the hand. It was a terrific situation indeed , she said.