According to reports culled from dailytrust, the stampede started as the president stood to address a large gathering of APC supporters at the Ranat Square in Maiduguri.
The crowd greeted his standing with chants of “Baba Oyoyo”
The atmosphere became uncontrollable for the security personnel despite heavy security present, correspondents in Maiduguri report.
A pavilion in the venue collapsed, injuring several people.
Rescuers from the Red Cross moved several wounded to the State Specialist Hospital in the capital.