Hajj 2023: 13 Nigerians From Seven States and FCT Died in Saudi Arabia

Hajj 2023 13 Nigerians From Seven States and FCT Died in Saudi Arabia
Nigerian Pilgrim at Hajj
The Head of Medical Mission, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Dr. Usman Galadima, has affirmed the actual number of Nigerians who have lost their life at this year's Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

According to the statement released by Dr. Galadima, seven of the Nigerian pilgrims died before the commencement of hajj rites, four others died in Arafat and two pilgrims died in Mina.

The Head of the Medical Mission stated further that three of the victims were from private tour operators.

The state that recorded death of the pilgrims include Kaduna and Osun States from where two pilgrims each; FCT, Lagos, Plateau, Borno, Yobe and Benue States from where one pilgrim died each.

Dr. Galadima, at a post Hajj press briefing in Mecca stated that: “We lost seven Nigerian pilgrims before hajj rites commenced.

“Within the five days of hajj, we lost six.

“Most of them lost their lives at Arafat.

“Many went to Jabal at-Rahmah (Mount Arafat) and were exposed to direct sunlight and developed heatstroke and collapsed.

“Attempts to resuscitate them failed.

“May Allah forgive their shortcomings and grant them aljanah firdaos, aameen.”

This year's Hajj service hosts over two million pilgrims from 160 countries where pilgrims from Nigeria were Ninety-five thousand.

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Tag: Hajj 2023 13 Nigerians From Seven States and FCT Died in Saudi Arabia
Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 7/3/2023 8:32:47 PM

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