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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Eighteen Nigerians Die In Saudi Arabia

Eighteen Nigerians died in Saudi Arabia during the just concluded 2016 Hajj, attended by Muslims, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says.
The victims were from Kwara, Kogi, Bauchi, Taraba, Niger, Kaduna, FCT. There were foreign-based Nigerian pilgrims as well.

The head of NAHCON’s medical team, Ibrahim Kana, said two pilgrims, including a 40-year-old woman, died in Madinah.
Three died in Muna, while 13 died in Makkah. A mentally ill woman was amongst the victim.

Kana, however, said the 2016 death toll was the lowest in five years. He attributed the low figure to enhanced sanitation, increased medical awareness and compressed national medical team.
The medical team attended to over 21,000 patients from the commencement of the Hajj rites, Mr. Kana said.

He disclosed that despite repeated warnings, the medical team detected five pregnant women.
NAHCON chairman, Abdullahi Mukhtar, said all states which failed to give basic transport allowance to their pilgrims as well as those who collected Adiya money (money for ram slaughtering), and failed to remit same to NAHCON, would be penalised.

He said the commission would reimburse those who paid for services like air conditioned tents, and the newly introduced e –wristband, but did not enjoy products and services.

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  1. Replies
    1. How many did they kill in Nigeria? What r we supposed to do, mourn or rejoice?

    2. I heard they prefer to die there

  2. Good riddance .....

  3. There is nothing to be sad about. They should go directly to "heaven" if they die during the hajj

    1. And some will still go next year, so many lifes are lost each year all over the world to this annual ritual, it is well.

    2. That is actually their belief and some people even pray to die there.

  4. Less potential terrorists in the world

  5. May their Souls Rest In Peace.

  6. So its now a normal thing for people to die when they go for hajj.

  7. RIP to them. Na heaven them they go. May God comfort the families left behind. I can't go to Jerusalem and die. God forbid. They should stop going

  8. Sad ke na heaven sure dem pass


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