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Zakat Distribution: Four die in Bauchi over Stampede

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Zakat Distribution: Four die in Bauchi over Stampede

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Four people have lost their lives in a stampede during an almsgiving zakat exercise for the poor in Bauchi State.

The stampede occurred at the Shafa Holdings Company plc headquarters along Jos Road, on Sunday at about 12pm.

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

The police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakili, confirmed the incident to News Point Nigeria and guaranteed that the situation is currently stable.

He stated that the police acted swiftly upon hearing the news, and the police commissioner encouraged the public to stay composed.

On visiting the scene, the crowd had been dispersed, and police vehicles were stationed in the area. However, a few women are still waiting outside in anticipation of further disbursement.

At this time, no official statement has been released by the company.

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