PHOTOS: Thousands Show Up For Nigerian Immigration Service Aptitude Test, Stampede Kills 10 In Abuja, 8 In CalaberSaturday, March 15, 2014
At least 10 job seekers died today while many more sustained varying degrees of injury this morning during a stampede at the National Stadium, Abuja venue of the ongoing recruitment test by the Nigeria Immigrations Service (NIS).
Several thousands of job-seekers thronged the Abuja stadium to write the test but only one entrance to the 60,000-capacity stadium was made available. An applicant who turned back after seeing the crowd said there was no way the applicants would not have been more than 60,000.
At least 40 of those who were injured were admitted at the National Hospital in Abuja, while several others were referred to other hospitals due to lack of capacity to admit and treat all those injured.
8 people have been confirmed dead in calaber and i hear there are casualties in Lagos also. It's a pity we live in a country where our leaders dont value us. Dont be surprised that those who will end up getting these jobs are busy relaxing at home. More pictures when you continue