Immigration Recruitment Tragedy : 3 Pregnant Women Die, 20 Others Injured In Benin


Three pregnant women participating in the Benin zone of the immigration recruitment exercises slumped and died immediately inside the main bowl of Samuel Ogbemudia stadium on Saturday.

The applicants had turned up for the exercise as early as 6am , but the screening couldn’t start till 2:15pm when some of the applicants started leaving after the stampede .

Trouble started around 10 am, when the immigration officials incharge of the screening lost control of the crowd prompting the soldiers on guard to start shooting sporadically in into the air.

Over twenty eight thousands applicants that took part in the one day exercise started running for safety that resulted in stampede .

As the time of filing this story over twenty persons are been revived at a nearby hospitals while the three pregnant women died before help came their way .
Some of the applicants who with our reporter condemned the way and manner the exercise is be conducted with the immigration officials in charge having no human feelings.

Mr Isaac, an applicant expressed shock over the inhuman way they were been treated by the recruiting officers .

“Can you imagine sir, this is 2: 10 pm , we are still loitering around with no concrete information from the recruiting officers.

“Oga, they should help asked the immigration officials, why the shooting . To organize the applicants is easy . Now , the shooting has cause big problem .

Three pregnant women died, over twenty persons are been hospitalized . Now, the exercise is on hold .” Source

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