Two people have been confirmed dead and several others unconscious at the rally of the All Progressive Congress held at Adokiye Amesiamaka Stadium in Igwuruta, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State. As President Muhammadu Buhari left the venue the people tried to exit, but the gates were locked by Rivers APC.
The media reports that the unfortunate incident was caused by stampede when thousands of APC supporters were in a hurry to leave the venue of the Presidential rally for fear of physically attack between the two factions of the APC.
Emergency ambulance arrived the scene to evacuate some of the survivals while those confirmed dead have been taken away by security operatives.
The Rivers state Police Command is yet to react to the incident.