A stampede in Niger’s African country killed 20 people, 15 of whom were women and 5 children. The provincial governor said the accident took place on Monday at the Difa Youth and Cultural Center, as free food and money were being provided to the refugees. This is where more than 2.5 lakh refugees and displaced people stay.
A DIFA Municipal Corporation employee said food items, cooking oil, clothing, and money had to be distributed here, and thousands of people gathered in the center and surrounding area. “As soon as the first person got the goods, there was a wave of happiness among the people present there, and after this, women and children started pushing around in a hurry to get relief material quickly.”
Some people fell into the ground during this time and there was a stampede in seeing it. DIFA Governor Issa Lemine said after visiting the victims at the hospital, “Sadly 15 people and five children have lost their lives.
‘Told AFP that assistance content was being provided by the Governor of Borno, Northeast Nigeria, Babugana Umra Zooloom. Aid personnel confirmed the death toll and reported 10 people injured. Significantly, in this region dividing Nigeria and Chad, Nigeria’s Boko Haram Jihadist group has been carrying out constant attacks since 2015. There are a total of 1,19,000 Nigerian refugees here.