Women, children killed in Nigeria aid stampede


A Nigerian firefighter getting ready to fumigate the Federal Secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria, recently. Some 70,000 live in squalid camps at Gamboru and rely on food aid from international charities. – EPA pic, April 18, 2020.

AT least five women and children died today in a stampede when cash and clothes were handed out to thousands of displaced people in northeastern Nigeria, militia and local people told AFP.

A large crowd surged forward for the government aid distribution and people were trampled under foot in the town of Gamboru, near the Cameroon border, a region hit by jihadist violence.


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