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Bauchi zakat stampede kills four

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A stampede during an almsgiving zakat for the poor in Bauchi State has led to the deaths of four people.

The stampede occurred at about 10 a.m. at the Shafa Holdings Company plc headquarters along Jos Road on Sunday.

A 17-year-old identified as Naima Abdullahi is currently receiving medical treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital in Bauchi.

Ahmed Wakili, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident and stated that as of the time he filed his report, the situation had stabilized.

Wakili said the police acted swiftly upon hearing the news, adding that the police commissioner encouraged the public to stay composed.

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