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Monday, May 29, 2023

A Nigerian Pilgrim Dies In Makkah

By Princess Amodu

A Nigerian pilgrim, Aisha Ahmed, from Nasarawa State, has died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia after a brief illness.

Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board, Idris Al-Makura, said Aisha Ahmed, from Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, died after a brief illness.

Al-Makura told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Makkah, Saudi Arabia that the deceased had no record of ailment before departing Nigeria for Saudi.

“The deceased had no medical history at the time of departure to the Holy Land and we were together in Madinah. Some of the pilgrims took ill two days ago.

“She was first taken to the National Hajj Commission’s Hospital in Makkah and later transferred to the King Abdulaziz Hospital where she passed on. The family was duly informed of the death.

“We sent the family a video recording of the process of her death confirmation, to the funeral rites and finally, the burial,’’ he said.

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