Akwa Ibom government debunks reports of stampede, death, at stadium opening


I watched the inauguration of new soccer stadium at Uyo – Akwa Ibom and I was quite impressed, the pitch condition could have been better but it’s still a good step.

After the opening ceremony, there were reports of deaths caused by a stampede but the Akwa Ibom state government has debunked all reports.

The State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Aniekan Umanah who was present at the event says the report making the rounds on the internet was complete falsehood: –

“Though there were cases of exhaustion and tiredness due to the massive crowd that turned out to part of the grand occasion, no death was recorded throughout the duration of the event that lasted for about for about seven hours,” he said.

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