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BREAKING: Tragedy Strikes as 2 Nasarawa Varsity Students Die in Palliatives Collection Stampede

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BREAKING: Tragedy Strikes as 2 Nasarawa Varsity Students Die in Palliatives Collection Stampede

In a tragic turn of events, two students from Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) lost their lives in a chaotic stampede while scrambling to collect food items distributed by the state government as palliatives. The incident occurred amidst efforts to alleviate the economic challenges faced by citizens due to prevailing circumstances.

The incident unfolded at the Convention Square within the NSUK premises, where students had gathered to receive food items provided by the government to mitigate the effects of the ongoing economic downturn. Despite the intended relief, the distribution event turned disastrous as the situation escalated into a stampede, claiming the lives of two students.

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Eyewitnesses and officials from the institution confirmed the unfortunate incident. According to sources, the affected students, predominantly female, faced severe injuries amid the chaotic rush for the distributed items. National President of the Nasarawa State Students Association, Yunusa Yusuf Baduku, expressed deep concern over the tragedy, highlighting the urgent need for medical attention for the injured.

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The palliatives distribution initiative stemmed from Governor Abdullahi Sule’s commitment to supporting students amidst economic hardships. The government had begun distributing rice and financial assistance to students across various educational institutions within the state capital, Lafia, with plans to extend aid to institutions outside the capital city.

Despite the government’s efforts, the distribution event at NSUK turned chaotic as students overwhelmed the security measures in place, resulting in a stampede. The influx of students led to a breach in security, causing panic and chaos as individuals struggled to access the distributed items.

In the aftermath of the stampede, emergency response teams rushed to provide medical assistance to the injured students. The National President of the Students Association, alongside other officials, coordinated efforts to ensure that those affected received prompt medical attention.

The stampede at Nasarawa State University, Keffi, serves as a sobering reminder of the challenges faced by communities during times of crisis. While government initiatives aim to provide relief, the unfortunate incident underscores the need for meticulous planning and robust security measures to prevent tragedies.

Source: Leadership News

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