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Immigration Tragedy: Sixteen People Confirmed Dead




Sixteen persons were confirmed to have died during the nationwide job recruitment test organised by the NIS on Saturday.

The minister of Interior, Abba Moro, gave the confirmation during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.

Moro said that in Edo State, one female applicant collapsed at the venue of the exercise and was rushed to the hospital, where she died.

He said that in Jigawa State, a male applicant died in an accident on his way to the venue of the exercise, while in Niger, two persons died as a result of the stampede.

He said that seven applicants in the FCT died also from the stampede, while in Rivers five persons died.


NAN reported that some applicants sustained injuries during the exercise, while some have being treated and discharged just as others were receiving treatment in various hospitals across the country.

The bodies of some of the participants had been identified by their families at the National Hospital in Abuja.

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