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CONFIRMED: APC faithful, six others trampled to death during rush for cheap Customs rice in Lagos

The All Progressives Congress has confirmed the death of one of its members, Comfort Funmilayo Adebanjo, and six others in the bid to purchase seized rice put on sale by the Nigeria Customs Service.

It would be recalled that the Controller General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, flagged off the sake of the rice.

Adeniyi performed the ceremony at the Yaba, Lagos State office of the service.

Since the flag off of the sale, several Nigerians have been thronging the venue in Lagos, with similar exercises around the country.

However, there was a stampede on Friday, which led to the death of seven persons.

The Coordinator of FKL Ward E1, Lagos State of the APC, Oluwafemi Fadahunsi, and Secretary, Comrade Adebari Adewale, confirmed that Adebanjo was one of the seven persons that died during the stampede.

In the obituary released on Saturday, they said: “It is with heavy hearts and regret we announce the painful death of one of our members in FKL WARD E1, Mrs Adebanjo Comfort Funmilayo of house number 104, Ibidun street by AKINHANMI street, Ojuelegba.

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