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Hajj 2022: 790 Kaduna pilgrims return home in two flights 

Only 2,489 pilgrims departed to Saudi Arabia to perform the exercise, while one female pilgrim from Zaria LGA died in Arafat.

• July 24, 2022

The Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency on Sunday said no fewer than 790 pilgrims returned home in two flights after performing the 2022 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

The agency’s spokesperson, Salisu Anchau, told journalists in Kaduna that 2,600 seats were allocated to the state.

Only 2,489 pilgrims departed to Saudi Arabia to perform the exercise, while one female pilgrim from Zaria LGA died in Arafat.

According to him, the first batch of the pilgrims departed King Abdul’aziz International Airport and landed in Kaduna on July 21 at 5:45 p.m. with 390 Pilgrims.

“The second batch of Kaduna state pilgrims arrived at Aminu Kano International Airport in Nigeria at exactly 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, with 400 Pilgrims,” he said.

He disclosed that the pilgrims, who returned home, were from seven local government areas of the state, including Igabi, Giwa, Zaria, Ikara, Soba, Lere and Kagarko.

According to him, the transportation of the remaining pilgrims home would continue on Tuesday. 


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