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Fallout from Uyo: Five people may have lost their lives in stadium stampede.

Five people were feared dead while scores su stained serious injuries on Saturday following a stampede at the entrance of Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.

The incident occurred while football enthusiasts tried to enter the stadium.

The fans, who were at the stadium to watch a match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Chipolopo of Zambia  were allegedly beaten  by soldiers at the gates of the stadium with heavy sticks.

The stampede occured as the crowd tried to avoid the soldiers’ sticks. The bloodstains were around the gate of the stadium.

 

Source: Punch Ng.

 

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About Olaniyi Apanpa (230 Articles)
Olaniyi Apanpa is a media practitioner and sports enthusiast. Contact at greenballmedia51@gmail.com

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