- Nigeria has lost one of its citizens who is in Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the 2022 Holy Pilgrimage
- The deceased was identified as Aisha Ahm identifiesad from the Keffi Municipal Government area of Nasarawa State
- Alhaji Idris Al-Makura, the Executive Secretary of the Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Agency, Ms Ahmed, died after a short illness
Makkah, Saudi Arabia – A Nigerian pilgrim, Hajiya Aisha Ahmad, died from an illness in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday June 29.
Aisha Ahmad from Keffi governorate in Nasarawa state died after a short illness, according to Alhaji Idris Al-Makura, who Executive Secretary of the Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board.
The deceased had no medical records, says Al-Makura
Al-Makura told the N The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) on Wednesday in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, said the deceased had no signs of illness before departing Nigeria, the Daily Trust reported.
“The deceased had no medical history at the time of leaving for the Holy Land and we are together in Medina. The pilgrim fell ill two days ago.
“She was first taken to the National Hajj Commission Hospital in Mecca and later transferred to King Abdulaziz Hospital where she died. The family was duly notified of the death.
“We sent the family a video recording of the process of their death confirmation, the funeral rites and finally the burial.”
In Sokoto State, bandits seize the Convoy of Muslims on Hajj an
The intended pilgrims were scheduled to fly to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday 21 June at 7.30am before the bandit attack on Monday 20 June .
Area residents reported that the bandits attacked the convoy along the Gundumi Forest. However, security escorts were able to intercept the attack.
Kano Hajj Commission drops hundreds of intended pilgrims, gives reason
In another previous report, intended pilgrims complained in Kano State that they will be excluded from the cut for the holy pilgrimage to Mecca, even though he made the appropriate payment.
Some afflicted, intended pilgrims flocked to a p best with the Head of Office, Jaiz Bank, the accredited financial institution of the State Pilgrims Board.