Stampede at President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC rally leaves 5 people dead

Stampede at President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC rally leaves 5 people dead

Nigeria, Five people were left dead after a stampede at a campaign rally in Nigeria. The stampede happened on Thursday at the Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital during the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress.

An eyewitness, told Report Focus that the stampede happened as President Muhammadu Buhari was entering the stadium and the party’s supporters, who were locked outside, were trying to catch a glimpse of the President. Chaotic scenes ensured and many people were trampled upon.

An undisclosed number of people are said to have been rushed to hospital in ambulances and other security vehicles that were at the stadium after the incident.

Although the state Police Commissioner, Mr David Akinremi, and the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, David Misal, did not respond to calls to their phones, the Public Relations Officer of the state Specialist Hospital, Mrs Dorcas Philemon, told Report Focus that five corpses were brought to the hospital.

“Five corpses believed to be supporters of the All Progressives Congress were brought to the hospital and deposited at the morgue,” she said.