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5 Die in Katsina Stampede while begging for Alms

by on June 22, 2017
 
Five persons have been con­firmed dead in a stampede while residents were collect­ing N500 alms in Katsina State.
Those that lost their lives in­cluded four minors and one 40-year-old woman who were collecting “Zakkat” from one Ka­mal Ma’a Gafi.
However, Police in the state confirmed the incident and said it had arrested Ma’a Gafi, who was giving the alms. The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gambo Isah, also said the incident left 15 persons with in­juries.
The tragedy happened when hundreds of the alms seekers gathered at the Rafin Dadi resi­dence of Kamal Ma’a Gafai and began a stampede while strug­gling to get N500 alms.
According to DSP Isah, vic­tims from the incident were tak­en to the General Hospital in the state, treated and discharged.
He said Gafi is currently in Po­lice custody and that investiga­tion into the matter was on

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