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5 women, children die as thousands of people rush for N5,000 and clothes in Borno



At least 5 female and kids died on Saturday in a stampede when money and clothes have been surpassed out to lots of displaced people in Borno, militia and nearby humans informed AFP.

A massive crowd surged ahead for the authorities useful resource distribution and humans had been trampled under foot in the city of Gamboru, close to the Cameroon border, a area hit with the aid of jihadist violence.

“Five lifeless bodies, 4 women and a little girl, have been delivered to the hospital alongside with seven injured,” a medical source stated at the hospital.

“We discovered that (other) bodies have been recognized and claimed by way of members of the family from the scene,” the supply introduced barring specifying how many.

However, Umar Kachalla, who heads a neighborhood anti-jihadist militia force, said: “There used to be a crush which led to the loss of life of 12 women and kids and left seven with extreme injuries.”

Some of the lifeless have been taken to hospital and others claimed at the site of the stampede, he added.

Thousands of women had gathered at a main college for handouts of 5,000 nairas (13 dollars) and apparel provided via Borno state governor Babagana Umara Zulum.

“There was a stampede as the distribution was about to start,” in the morning, stated neighborhood resident Yahaya Bukar, who additionally counted 12 dead.


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