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Mar. 15, 2014
Millions of Nigerians showed up in cities across the country to take a job aptitude test organized by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).
At least seven job seekers died on Saturday at the Abuja National Stadium while scrambling to secure seats for a recruitment test into the Nigerian Immigration Service.
The National Hospital, less than a kilometre away from the stadium, received the bodies and confirmed the casualty figure.
The stampede ensued after the over 20,000 job seekers scrambled through a poorly organized barricade at the test venue, witnesses said.
The police in Abuja said they are yet to get information on the deaths.
The Immigration service spokesperson, Chukwuemeka Obuah, also claimed ignorance of the deaths, saying he was away coordinating a similar test in Abeokuta. -PremiumTimes
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