Death Roll Rise To 7-Hajj

The Holy Land

The chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mukhtar, had revealed that two more Nigerian pilgrims that went for this year Hajj, in Saudi Arabia, have died, which brings the total number of deaths to seven.

Mukhtar said this in Saudi Arabia yesterday.

“We have recorded two additional deaths, bringing the number to seven and this is lower than in previous years at this time, Mukhtar told Daily Trust.

Movement of Nigerian pilgrims from Muna to Arafat commenced before dawn and was completed before noon.

After wards, medical teams attended to some exhausted pilgrims.

Head of the medical team, Dr Ibrahim Kana said some pilgrims were conveyed to Arafat in ambulances after being treated for different ailments.

From Arafat prigrims moved to Muzdhalifa, where they passed the night.

Pilgrims prayed for peace in the country as well as further recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.

A national prayer was also said for Nigeria. The prayer were rendered in English, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Fulfulde.


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