The death toll in Bauchi Alms Distribution Stampede has risen to seven

The death toll from a terrible stampede during an almsgiving programme in Bauchi over the weekend has grown to seven, according to state police officials.
Six of the victims were pronounced dead at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital while one died at home.

Ahmed Wakilin, spokesman for the Bauchi Police Command, revealed this on Monday while providing an update on the event.
He gave the deceased’s details as follows:

1. Aisha Usman ‘f’, 13 years old from Gwang Gwang Gwang, Bauchi.

2. Sahura Abubakar ‘f’, aged 55, of Anguwan, Bauchi

3. Aisha Ibrahim Abubakar ‘f’, age 43, of Kobi Street, Bauchi.

4. Khadija Isah ‘f’ aged 8 years of Karofi, Bauchi

5. Maryam Suleiman ‘f’ aged 20 years of Kandahar, Bauchi

6. Maryam Shuibu ‘f’ aged 16 years Gwang Gwan Gwan, Bauchi

7. Hassana Saidu ‘f’ aged 53 years of Dutsen Tanshi, Bauchi.

The incident happened on Sunday at Shafa Holdings Company Plc along Jos Road in the Bauchi metropolis where many residents had gathered to receive  N10,000 each as alms for the poor which was generously provided by a philanthropist.

But there was chaos during the event, resulting in the stampede.

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