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1,584 Kaduna pilgrims return home from Saudi Hajj

According to him, the remaining pilgrims are 924 in Saudi Arabia and expected to be transported back home in the next two flights.

• August 1, 2022
Nigerian Hajj pilgrims in Medinah
Nigerian Hajj pilgrims used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Today]

The Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency says it has so far transported about 1,584 pilgrims from Saudi Arabia back home, after performing the 2022 Hajj.

Spokesman for the agency, Salisu Anchau, disclosed this on Monday in Kaduna.

Mr Anchau said the pilgrims were transported in batches, adding that the latest batch arrived at the Kaduna International Airport at about 1:52 p.m., on Sunday.

According to him, the remaining pilgrims are 924 in Saudi Arabia and are expected to be transported back home in the next two flights.

He said, however, that two of the state’s pilgrims died while performing the holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

“We lost two pilgrims -one Asiya Aminu from Zaria local government area (LGA) who died during Arafat and one Maryam Ahmad from Igabi LGA who died after Arafat,” he said.

He also mentioned that the pilgrims who returned home were from Igabi, Zaria, Ikara, Giwa, Soba, Lere, Kagarko, Kaduna North, Kudan, Kaura, Zangon Kataf and Sanga LGA.

Others were from Kachia, Chikun, Sabon Gari, Kubau, Kauru and Jaba LGAs.


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