The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board has on Tuesday announced that two of its pilgrims to the 2017 Hajj in Saudi Arabia had died during the exercise.
Alhaji Nuhu Badamasi, the Board’s Public Relations Officer, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Makkah that the deceased who were males, died in Makkah after performing their Hajj rites at the Ararat.
The deceased who were from Dala and Doguwa local government areas, had since been buried in Makkah in accordance with the Islamic rites.
In Alhaji Badamasi’s words –
“The two pilgrims who lost their lives during this year’s Hajj died in Makkah after they performed the most significant Hajj rites, that is staying at the Arafat.”
On preparations for the the transportation of the state pilgrims back to Nigeria, he said the exercise would commence on Sept. 15.
“Almost all our pilgrims have visited Madinah with the exception of about 15 officials who are now preparing to visit the Holy city from where they will be transported back home.”
Over 5,500 pilgrims from Kano State performed in the 2017 Hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia.