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Nigeria: 16 Feared Dead in Stampede At Immigration Job Test

Lots of finger-pointing in Nigeria, after a deadly stampede at a job fair. Nigerian officials say at least 16 people died when 500,000 people were ... ( Resource: Finger Pointing After Deadly Nigeria Job Fair Stampede

The employment test for recruitment into the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) conducted across the country Saturday turned deadly as stampede at three centres claimed the lives of 16 applicants and left scores injured.

Eight people were feared dead during a stampede at the National Stadium Abuja, five lives were lost at the Liberation Stadium, Elekahia, Port Harcourt, while three applicants were also feared dead in Minna.

However, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed that seven people lost their lives and 40 were injured in the stampede in Abuja.

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