Hajj 2022: Reconsider direct entry ban on Nigeria, NAHCON begs Saudi Arabia The Informant247

As preparation for the return of Nigerian pilgrims from the holy land draws near, the report has it that two more pilgrims from Kaduna state have died after performing their hajj rites in Saudi Arabia.

Ibrahim Giwa, the special assistant to the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, while confirming the deaths to newsmen in Makkah, identified the pilgrims as Bashir Umar Sambo from Kubau Local Government and Sulaiman Abubakar (Unguwan Lalli) from Igabi Local Government Areas of the state.

“The Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency announces the death of Sulaiman Abubakar Unguwan Lalli, KD 086 TRK from Igabi LGA and Bashir Umar Sambo, KD 318 KB from Kubau LGA.”

“This brings the total number of deceased pilgrims in Saudi Arabia to four. We ask Allah to grant them Jannah, and accept them as martyrs,” he said.

He however stated that all is set to transport pilgrims back to the country.

While congratulating the pilgrims on the successful completion of Hajj rites, he advised them to utilise their finances until their final return date, noting that distribution of pilgrims’ main luggage (32 kg) has commenced and asked those with lost items to claim them at the agency’s secretariat in Makkah.

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