July 29, 2013 – Governor Aliyu’s Ramadan Food Stampede Kills 3 Hungry Teenagers
3 Hungry Youths Died In Sokoto During Ramadan Food Stampede At Governor Aliyu’s Residence
3 hungry teenagers have met their untimely death after a stampede that happened at the state house in Sokoto.
We learnt the unemployed youths died at Governor Aliyu Wamakko residence in Gawon, Sokoto yesterday while people were struggling for free Ramadan food and clothing.
According to an eyewitness, several other people were also injured in the Sunday night stampede.
Reports say hungry and unemployed of youths had converged on the residence of the governor to receive the items during the end of Ramadan fast break when the stampede happened.
A doctor on duty at the Accident and Emergency unit of Specialist Hospital Sokoto who didn’t want his name mentioned disclosed that the corpses of the victims have been removed and taken to the mortuary while eight other victims were receiving treatment for injuries sustained during the stampede.
Area residents claim that several youths also died in a similar stampede that happened last year.