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Palliative: Death Toll In Bauchi Stampede Hits 7

Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting

The death toll from the Zakat collection stampede in Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital, on Sunday, has reached a climax of seven.

Truth Live News Media reports that the stampede that claimed their lives occurred at the venue of the distribution of Zakaat by a Bauchi-based philanthropist and chairman of the AYM Shafa group of companies.

The confirmation of the latest figure was given by the Public Relations Officer of the Bauchi State Police Command, Ahmed Wakil.

Wakil confirmed, in a press release, that three more women, in addition to previously confirmed four, have died, bringing the death toll to seven.

He said the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) confirmed that two more women died at the hospital among those brought for treatment, while another woman died at home.

He gave their names as Aisha Usman, aged 13; Sahura Abubakar, aged 55; Aisha Ibrahim Abubakar, aged 43; and Khadija Isah, aged 8.

The rest are Maryam Suleiman, aged 20, of Kandahar Bauchi; Maryam Shuibu, aged 16, of Gwang Gwan Gwan Bauchi; and Hassana Saidu, aged 53, of Dutsen Tanshi Bauchi.

He said “these are the number of victims confirmed dead by medical doctors. More details will be made available to the public as the command receives them.”

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