Many injured during Nigeria-Zambia match

Many football fans have been left injured after a stampeded at the Uyo Intentional stadium, Punch reports.

The incident took place before the match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Zambia on Saturday.

According to Punch, the stadium was filled beyond its capacity of 30,000.

It was reported that the stampede occurred when soldiers were beating fans with sticks at the stadium gate.

Ambulances were seen conveying injured persons to the hospital.

Elkana Bala, State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident.

He said, “It is confirmed that nobody died. But some persons were injured while struggling to gain access into the stadium. The injured persons were taken to hospital for medical attention.”

Comments (3)

  1. What business has the military got to do at the stadium when we hv police? Na waooo! Is foothball match war?

  2. complete the story…it was due to the action of the nigrian militery men flogging people. Nonsense

  3. oh what a pity. but this match was shown on national t.v. why do Nigerian do this to themselves? is it the abject poverty, that make our poeple not to place any value on their lives. How very unfortunate. must everybody enter the stadium?

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