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Bauchi Zakat Stampede Kills Four

Report from Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital, North East Nigeria says, four people have reportedly died following stampede during  almsgiving zakat.

The State Police Public Relations Officer,  Ahmed Wakili, who confirmed the incident said, the situation has been put under control.

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

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One of the victims, 17-year-old Naima Abdullahi, is currently receiving medical treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital in Bauchi.

The PPR said the police acted swiftly upon hearing the news, adding that the police commissioner encouraged the public to stay composed. – DP

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