23 killed in stampede as Borno governor distributes food in Niger Republic
At least 23 people have been reported killed in a stampede that occurred as officials of the Borno State Government distributed food items to Nigerian refugees living in Niger Republic.PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Sunday, travelled to Diffa, a border community in Niger Republic, where he met over 120,000 Nigerians who fled their homes some years ago. The 120,000 are among the millions of Nigerians who have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in North-east Nigeria. Majority of the displaced victims reside in other communities and displaced persons camps within Nigeria. Hundreds of thousands of others, however, fled to neighbouring countries like Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Government sources said Monday’s stampede happened hours after the governor left Niger Republic for Maiduguri. Mr Zulum had on Sunday supervised the distribution of the food items to about 30,000 refugees before he left with an instruction that the state emergency agencies should continue to distribute the materials. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the stampede happened on Monday morning as refugees began to protest the delay in the continuation of the food distribution at the two distribution sites called the MJC Boys and Girls Club in Diffa province. A Borno official who witnessed the incident said Nigeriens living around the camp stormed the place with the hope of getting some food even though they were not meant to benefit. “The distribution supervised by Governor Zulum on Sunday was successfully carried out as the entire 30,000 that received the meal token, all got their food and clothing,” the witness said, asking not to be named as he was not authorised to talk to journalists. READ ALSO: Buhari sends delegation to Katsina over bandits attack “After the governor had left, the official continued the distribution at a venue called Gidan Wasa, where over 6000 refugees received their shares. “But things went out of control the second day when some local Nigeriens got wind of the distribution exercise continuing on Monday. “They rushed down to join the Nigerian refugees at the distribution locations; and in attempts to be the first to get the relief items, a serious stampede ensued.” The source said of the 23 persons that died, 19 were Nigeriens, while four were Nigerians. “Most of those that died were aged women and children,” the source said. The official said the fact that Nigeriens were involved in the stampede “explains the fact that there is serious poverty and hunger in that axis.” When contacted, the spokesman of the Borno State governor, Isa Gusau, confirmed the development. He said the government will not be making any official comment on the matter now, “until the governor receives a detail report” of what transpired from the committee handling the distribution of the items to the refugees. Read more: Premium Times
The governor should know better than that...distributing food in starved population. Poverty alleviating program l guessed. Now 23 can RIP. A terrible country call Nigeria, the crude oil country with nothing to show for it. That is where the voters come from during elections. It's a thank you visit. Let's not get over excited about it.
Cursed people, death everywhere they go. Death anything they touch. Huh Why no good news from that region? Why was he distributing food in Niger Republic when the people of Borno are starving and rendered homeless by Boko Haram? Is he from Niger Repulic but masquerading as a Nigerian? What sort of animals are governing Nigerian people?
I thought they said that this govnr is smart. Why go to distribute food items yourself, why not set up a seamless distribution mechanism that will remove all this risks. Something is wrong with Nigerians. It is bloodletting as you go in Buhari's Nigeria. Buhari is jinxed... Damn! Most of you didn't even read the article to know that the governor went to visit Nigerians that were displaced by the INSURGENCY and are taking refuge in Niger republic.
He did what in Niger republic and not in Borno😬😬 EDOHODANIEL1 common now! what's really going on in north that there is more value for human life. why are they so primitive in handling things.
Borno governor visits Niger Republic, plans repatriation of 120,000 refugeesGovernor Babagana Zulum of Borno has visited Niger Republic to discuss modalities for safe and dignified repatriation of 120,000 refugees.
Too many deaths. Please let there be peace! Calamity all over Death everywhere That's to show stupid the norther leaders are, their people are dying of starvation and sleeping on the streets you abounded your people and went to another country to distribute food what an irony oluchidi Niger Republic? As an extension of Nigeria or what? Guess the claim is that they are his people who were displaced ?, SMH and 👀👀👀
If they are Borno indigenes in IDP camp over there then i excuse my first statement. Has He finished feeding the poor in Borno maybe He like PMB are from Niger,you truly never know with some of these Northern leaders. Bunch of lazy people open the link and Read the content please. This is national security breach.We understand they have affinity with Niger Republic, why using our resources to answer big brother,when millions are indigent in Bornu?
Insurgency: Buhari Still Very Accepted, Popular In Borno – PresidencyInsurgency: Buhari Still Very Accepted, Popular In Borno – Presidency. Well its an act of stupidity and ignorance that will make u believe popularity will keep u save and its tribal sentiments Dat will make u say this failure of govt to safe guard ur lives and properties is acceptable,if it was to be GEJ tenure d scenario would nt be d same. So sad Is that what we are talking about? Lives are getting lost by the seconds, someone is talking about popularity. How did we end up with these ones?
Showmanship Distributing food in Niger Republic? Has the governor gone to IDP camp? People should read before commenting ooooo..... To avoid tweet and delete Multidimensional Poverty in The North.. The Northern Politicians have met their Quota. I ask again Who Bewitched the North? How is the South still a Country with this set of ple? Sad indeed..
The_Seeker76 africaisadisease africaisacountry When will silly politicians give out handouts in a planned dignified manner. Do we overrate this guy? hmm northern Nigeria will remain poor despite different funds and grants from different angles anyway my condolences 😠 Feeding gone bad! These Aboki people eh!
Misplaced priorities! This gov has the zeal to work for his people. However, I think he's either playing to the gallery or doesn't have advisers. He's executive gov, what he's currently doing can lead to serious breach of security. He can still achieve his aim without being directly involved You people should kuku read something na before you start to comment! Those people he distributed food to are Borno state indigenes that fled to neighbouring Niger....
Police arrests man for stealing 100 religious books in BornoThe Police Command in Borno, has confirmed the arrest of a 21-year-old suspected burglar (name withheld) for allegedly stealing.
What is the Guvnor of Borno State doing in Niger Republic Hmmmmm.... May God save us? R I P, God help us and God bless you Governor Zulum of Borno for your charitable works and good governance Issorite. The foolishness going on in this country is like ZeeWolrd; ...Extraordinary, Everyday😂😂 Kai! And we expect insurgency to end in the north? The journey is far. When they tell us that politicians are the main sponsors of Boko Haram we won't listen. This is the governor that his state is the worst hit, going to Niger to distribute food items
I can tell you some people did not even opened 🤔 before comments and insults even when Obiano wife went to US to distribute items to foreigners they keep mute, Zulum distribute items to northerners that were displaced by boko haram. You will know them by their name on tribe! See wetin poverty dey cause....
ProfZulum this must be fake news I think bcos this is worst than insecurity See how people are dying left and right just like chicken, as if life has no value, times like this speaks volume. 😫🤔
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Enough said already bt not enough done to avert multi dimensional poverty even at own borderline such that even the best of our own re entirely stripped away from their own home by insecurity. Man needs to take care of his own. Nice one but has everyone in Borno eaten? Is it the remaining food that he took to Niger? Are IDPs no longer make nurished? Charity they say begins at home.
In Niger Republic? Are there no people non IDP camps and on the streets of Maiduguri dying of hunger? What point was he trying to make with such a gesture? Borno people don chop finish wey you go Niger? Death everywhere. but come to think of it, how is the governor distributing food in another country?
Africa is d headquarters of poverty Misplaced priority.... That dead 23 are waiting in the afterlife to vote for Buhari again, rest on Imagine a South Western Governor romancing with the leadership of republic of benin. Guess how the office of the presidency will lash him out He live Nigeria to distribute food in Niger republic while there are many people in borno in need of food
Police arrests 21-year-old burglar for stealing 100 religious books in Borno – Daily TrustThe Police Command in Borno, has confirmed the arrest of a 21-year-old suspected burglar (name withheld) for allegedly stealing 100 books at religious places of worship in Maiduguri.
What is happening in Buhari's country? Na wa oooooooo
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