Saharareporters learnt that the incident occurred on Sunday night during the distribution of clothing and food personally handled by the governor at his residence.
Thousands of hungry and unemployed of youth had converged at the residence of the governor to receive materials including food and clothing 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 confirmed to SaharaReporters that three corpses has been deposited at the mortuary of the hospital while about eight other victims are receiving treatment for injuries sustained during the stampede.
Residents told our reporters that some youths lost their lives at a similar event during 2012 Ramadan season.
Source: Sahara Reporters