The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate for the 2019 Muhammadu Buhari’s rally in Borno, report has it that many supporters stampede and many have died and many still lying ill in the hospital.
47 out of the affected persons in the stampede have died while 26 are currently in the hospital receiving treatment.
Some of the survivors were hospitalized at the state Specialist Hospital and University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
Mr. Peter Boyi, who spoke to WAR from the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital via a telephone said, one of the survivors died at the hospital yesterday adding the number to the already existing 46.
Many persons were injured in a stampede that occurred when Mr. Buhari’s visited Maiduguri, the Borno state capital for a political rally.
The stampede started when the president stood to address a huge number of APC supporters who turned out at the Ranat Square to welcome him.
As a result of the huge crowd, a pavilion in the venue collapsed, while many persons were injured and taken to the State Specialist Hospital by the Rescuers from the Red Cross, while others were taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.