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Deaths at Buhari rally in Port Harcourt

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By ITN News Editor February 13, 2019 14:50

Deaths at Buhari rally in Port Harcourt

A number of people have been killed and injured in a stampede at a campaign rally for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. The incident happened at a stadium in the southern city of Port Harcourt when the crowd surged towards a gate after President Buhari’s speech. Nigeria holds an election on Saturday in which Mr Buhari is running for his second term. Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is seen as Mr Buhari’s main contender. The incident happened after President Buhari delivered his speech shortly after 15:00 local time at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium. Most of the victims are reported to have fallen and been trampled as the crowd tried to force its way through a partially locked gate to follow Mr Buhari as he left the arena. Injured people were taken to a nearby hospital.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 13, 2019 14:50

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