Earlier today, a stampede at a church event in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, claimed the lives of around thirty-one people.
Connectley Naija News gathered that Kings Assembly, a church in Port Harcourt, held a charity event to distribute gifts and food to residents.
Many people flocked to the Polo Club, with some arriving the day before to wait and others arriving as early as 6 a.m.
When the gate was finally opened, the crowds rushed through, causing a violent stampede that resulted in the deaths of several people.
Grace Iringe-Koko, the acting spokesperson for the State Police Command, confirmed the unfortunate incident and stated that 31 people died in the stampede.
“Thirty-one persons for now have been confirmed dead and those injured are responding to treatment. We are investigating to find out what really happened”