10 Nigerian pilgrims die in Mecca – Hajj Commission

Ten Nigerians in Saudi Arabia to perform the Islamic hajj rites have been confirmed dead, the Coordinator of the National Hajj Commission in Mecca, Aliyu Tanko, said on Monday.

Mr. Tanko said at least 50,000 Nigerian pilgrims have so far arrived Mecca with virtually all them having performed the Umrah rites.

In a telephone chat in Mecca on Monday, Mr. Tanko said that the commission’s three clinics in Mecca and those set up by the various state pilgrims boards provide effective medical services to Nigerian pilgrims in Mecca.

He urged pilgrims to always seek medical advice before embarking on pilgrimage and warned them against exposing themselves to the harsh weather in the Holy Land.

Ebola checkpoints

In a related development, two lounges were provided at Jeddah airport to check African pilgrims for Ebola, with King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) having the two lounges to receive pilgrims coming from Nigeria and some other African countries as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus.

“So far 118,000 pilgrims have arrived by air from Nigeria. There was not a single suspected case of the deadly virus among anyone of them,” said Abdul Ghani Al-Malki, the supervisor of Haj affairs at the terminal.

He said that aircrafts coming from Nigeria are thoroughly checked to prevent the deadly virus.

According to him, an integrated plan was implemented at the airport to prevent the spread of Ebola. ‘’Emergency doctors and consultants in infectious diseases are participating in the execution of the plan in addition to qualified teams who are capable of checking the virus,’’ Mr. Al-Malki said.

He said pilgrims arriving from all parts of the world are being checked against contagious diseases. “We are particularly checking pilgrims coming from countries with reported cases of Ebola including Nigeria, Kenya and Congo,” he said.

The Saudi Kingdom has prevented entry of pilgrims from the Ebola-infected countries in West Africa namely Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. While any suspected case will be transported immediately to King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah for quarantining and treatment.

Our correspondent observed that special forms were distributed among all airline companies containing questions for the pilgrims to answer.

“The pilgrims are asked about their whereabouts for the last 21 days which is the incubation period of the virus,” Abdur Razaq Halliru Gozaki, a Nigerian Port Health official now performing pilgrimage said.


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  • tuco

    Labbaika la humma labbaik. Labbaika la sharika laka labbaik. Innal hamda, wanni’imata, laka wal mulk, laa sharikalak. May God’s guidance and protection be with you pilgrims. May you have a successful pilgrimage (hajjul mabrur). Wish you safe back home.

    • Otile

      Don’t wish a true muslim safe back home, do you want them to come back and re-defile themselves? The dream of every good muslim is to die in arabia to ensure straight passage to aljinat. Aren’t you happy for the 10 that went there to die. Join me to pray for them: Inna lillahi wa Inna ilaihi raji’un. Tuco, at least say Ameen.

      • Jika

        And you know this because you are a Muslim or you simply can’t see anything good in ANY Muslim as your numerous and varied posts suggest?

        • tuco

          thank you jare, you don catch ham. Naso we go uncover them. May the souls of the departed rest in perfect peace. Ameen.

          • Otile

            Don’t misunderstand please, I wish your fellow good muslims good death too. Don’t pray for them to defile themselves again. Join me to wish them happy passage to Aljinat

        • Otile

          Not at all. I wish the whole human race would behave well, love one another, and avoid going to hell. What’s wrong with that?

  • THINK_W_C£…

    Inna lillahi wa Inna ilaihi raji’un
    Ameen..

  • George

    Our enemies shall scater says the Lord of Host.

    They shall never have peace.

    • tuco

      They shall never have peace a uwarka ba

      • Otile

        Tuco, I thought you were a good moslem man. Why are you saying this of his mother? If you said it in English you would draw the fury of good people all over.

    • Maria

      Your real enemy is Jonathan.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Each year some Nigerian pilgrims die in Mecca! What’s happening? I’m beginning to suspect the usual Nigeria-style religious fundamentalism where some people think dying on pilgrimage will be an automatic ticket to Heaven; and trust, Nigerians, some of them might hide poisons on them and eat them on entering the pilgrimage ground. A thorough investigation should be done here. Merely saying that people should check their health status before embarking on pilgrimage is not enough. It’s no longer an accident. Imagine somebody who was hale and hearty in Nigeria, then getting to Mecca dies under a week thereafter! Haba! It is not a question of harsh weather in Mecca! Even people from temperate countries don’t just die of harsh weather when they enter Mecca! People, investigate, for these deaths could be a type of suicide occasioned by religious fundamentalism, in the Nigerian way of truncated and jaundiced understanding of religion.

  • Garden-City Boy

    We hope those Mecca authorities allowed them one more breath to yell “allahu ahkbar” before passing down into eternal hellfire. Pilgrims indeed.

    • tuco

      Na your papa go born in hellfire. Dan bara uba shege

      • Garden-City Boy

        My Papa, k? Why my Papa…..what has he got to do with all those Godforsaken mullahs who should all have been dead and incenerted in hell. Please, please, leave my Papa out of itr…..the man is already in heaven and enjoying his life jeje! So, you worry about your fellow mullahs in hell and how you will join them soon.

        • tuco

          Your papa is now rotting in hell for your own information as long as he died as an unbeliever. Yes i assure you this, and you shall follow suit very soon also provided you follow that cursed path. Why should wish some people to be in hell in the first place if you don’t want to be accused same way? You asked for it and you get it. Shege kafiri, mushiriki.

          let me now ask you a simple question. Where were you told if truly your religion is true, to go to church on Sunday and go to Israel in the bible???

          • Garden-City Boy

            Ah!!!! Over the bar……your wish came way too late. The man has already crossed over 10 years ago. Now, take a quick glance at that Mecca photo at the top of the page. Do can you see all the Godforsaken mullahs milling around that building like ragwo and awuya, kissing a black stone shaped like a woman’s private part? You know where they all heading after that kiss of death?…….Hell fire, sosei….. to roast to ashes. Kaji kwo? So sorry you will be joining soon. Hell will never be short of firewood to keep burning for as long as their are miserable mullahs. Wish you a very happy stay in hell.

          • tuco

            “Verily, Allah has cursed the disbelievers, and has prepared for them a flaming fire (hell).”
            “Wherein they will abide forever, and they will find neither a Wali (a protector) nor a helper.”
            “On the Day when their faces will be turned over in the Fire, they will say: “Oh, would that we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger (Muhammad S.A.W).”
            “And they will say: “Our Lord! Verily, we obeyed our chiefs and our great ones, and they misled us from the (Right) Way.”
            “Our Lord! Give them double torment and curse them with a mighty curse.” (Quran 33: V 64-68)

          • Garden-City Boy

            The deity you call your allah is none other than the demon himself. The way you even worship him is bizarre….you put your heads down, split the lobes of your buts in his face, and get him angry with you. That’s why you all behave wild, barbaric, insane and satanic. Can’t you see? You have the opportunity to save yourself by converting to the Christian faith. Islamism is a devilish cult of bloodthirsty bastards.

          • tuco

            Lalle kafiri, kafiri ne, no doubt. Na you sabi.

          • Garden-City Boy

            Kafir indeed!

  • the truth

    all this hajj and pilgrimage is a waste of public funds both on christians and muslims. why waste public funds for a personal journey. What is the good of all this numerous hajjs. how many times has babangida, abacha, shagari, obasanjo and co gone to hajj and pilgrimage to israel, what effect has been done to how they govern us. we need to think

    • tuco

      For your own information ignorant. we Muslims are told to go to hajj at least once in our life time in the Qur’an. Its among the five pillars of Islam. We are also told to go to Friday prayers on Friday in the Qur’an. you nko? Where were you told to go to Isreal in the bible or even go to church? Absolute bullshit.

      • the truth

        so must government sponsor you with tax payers money in a secular country. is this an islamic state? i am not against you going to hajj but government don’t need to sponsor you

        • tuco

          Ok fine. your free to challenge and question the government and not the innocent people that are only trying to fulfill their religious obligation.

          • the truth

            sir please read my post. u insulted me without reading my post. i dont have any problem with individuals performing hajj, i have muslim friends that are very close to me, as a matter of fact my best friend is muslim. i only questioned the use of public funds for hajj. hajj as i was meant to believe is a personal purification process, am i right or wrong?

  • Antidote

    Wasteful spendings of tax payers money…Hope these extremist burn in hell or wherever fits better for followers of a crazy god who wants you dead for apostasy. Africans are slave to Islam and slave they would always be.

    • tuco

      Na your papa and all your useless kafir relatives go burn in hellfire. Shege dan bara uba

      • Antidote

        You blood thirsty terrorist, i hope you die a very painful death, i would wish you fall off a high clip, rock your head on all kinds of edgy rock surface and shatter into piece. You don’t deserve a life, you douchebag, Islamic slave.

        • tuco

          Take the middle finger you moron, orangutan like you.

          • Antidote

            Hey sh!tface except you are born white, you are also a typical description of an orangutang. Go look into the mirror butthead! It’s interesting to know terrorists also write in English, why don’t you write in allah gibberish nonsense language, you psychos suicide bombers! Tie a bomb around your waist, scream allah akbar and shatter you and just yourself into bits.

          • tuco

            Piece of shit. Let me tell you something, a true muslim don’t kill or commit suicide. Those you see doing that are extremist and don’t represent us as true Muslims, in other words they are on their own coz they have a complete misinterpretation of the religion. In Islam when one kills anyone intentionally even a non-muslim, his penalty is to be killed also, and if its unintentional, he/she is to fast for 60 consecutive days and pay a certain specific ransom (diyya) to the victims family. As a true muslim we don’t first attack, but when we are attacked or oppressed we don’t stay silent, we have to retaliate. Now let me ask u a simple question, who started this nonsense? Obviously you started it. If you can’t wish people well, why don’t you jst keep quiet. We true Muslims don’t abuse your religion coz we believe in prophet Isa (Jesus). Bt we only believe him as a son of Maryam (R.A), a servant and a messenger of God. I don’t have your time please, carry go. On the day of judgement, the day that we shall all stand before our one God, we shall know who is right and who is wrong.

          • Antidote

            Listen cretin, I don’t need a terrorist tutorial. These rubbish is same old style you all blood loving Mohamedians write on the internet. Islam is peace, Islam is tolerant, Islam preaches love bla bla thrash! The realities on ground is far different from your mouth written thesis. The all tolerant religion of peace would call for the head of anyone who burns the Koran, massacre peope who draw a cartoon representation of pedophile Mohamed(all kinds of sh!t be upon him), Islam preach so much love and tolerant but condemns to death any Muslim who choose to follow another religion and okays marrying and sleeping with under aged kids. Yes, i have all kinds of problems terrorists who spend tax payers money on crazy terror pilgrimage, especially those who bring my ‘papa’ into a discuss, if you can’t handle raw truths, deal with it! I advice you again to walk up the railway and let a speed train run you over, i promise you won’t be missed at all.

          • tuco

            So why should you born the Qur’an or draw cartoons of a Prophet in the first place??? Why??? I have since already rest my case. Shege dan bara uba, tsinannen kafiri, mushiriki, shege dan shegiya. Jahili, mahaukaci, kafirin banza. If you like continue to call all Muslims terrorists, na you sabi. Piece of shit.

          • Antidote

            Hey Airhead! Atheists and freethinkers draw all kinds of derogatory cartoons of Jesus and imaginary God all over, why is the world not in flames and heads rolling off? Christians convert to other religions everyday, why doesn’t world give a ‘phuck’ about it? Books are burnt at wish and will anytime whenever and wherever,I could burn any book i bought with my money, it is my property and remains so until transfered to another owner. Because you dumba$$ believe in the terror manual called Quran or i believe in the whatever i do doesn’t mean everyone must/should. The world is bigger than your sick religious believes and until you learn to tolerate people and accept their freedom of choice of religion, best advice for you boot yourself to another planet. You don’t belong here, @sswipe!

            You sound so pissed, go behead your parents. That’s what angry terrorists do!

          • Guest

            For your info I’m not pissed off and can’t be pissed off bcoz of your senseless comments. you can do whatever coz that’s why you are a kaafir. Why do Muslims have only one Quran and the Christians have many doctored versions of the Bible. Why do Muslims believe in all the prophets and the books they are send with while the christians choose which and which prophet they will believe. Muslims are told to go to mosque on Friday and pray in the Quran. They are told to go to church in the Quran. Where in the Bible are christians told to go to Israel or go to church in Bible?. Prophet Isa (Jesus) son Maryam (R.A) is only a servant and messenger of God, why you christians say he is the son of God (wa iyya zubillah). God does not have son or partner. There is only one God. Prophet Isa (Jesus) have said it himself and its in the Quran that he is only a servant and a messenger. He has also mentioned it that there will be a last and seal of the Prophets after him named Ahmad i.e. Muhammad (SAW), he has mentioned it. You unbelievers go and hang yourselves.

          • tuco

            Who ever you may be, you deliberately copied my post and edit it to suit your kafir’s ideology. Another moron.

          • Otile

            I thought you said there is no adulteration of the Quran, that you all speak with one voice. Where then is Guest getting his own verses?

          • tuco

            The truth of the matter is all what Guest has said is true and i was the one that first posted it but the deleted it after realizing i have made a mistake by saying “They are told to go to church in the Quran”. I obviously wanted to say “They are told to go to hajj in the Quran”. I suspect your fellow moron ‘moron’ reposted it using an entirely different account. But apart from that mistake i made, all what is said is true, so don’t get confused or get me wrong.

          • Otile

            This is what I hate about taqiyya. You think you can twist the truth, contradict yourself, then try to justify your self-contradiction and still blame others for not believing you. Don’t suspect anything, people can see through the pyramids of lies embedded in Islam.

          • tuco

            Now what did i said? Haven’t i said that its all true except the mistake i made? Look dude, they say listening is compulsory but believing is optional, so is up to you or anybody to believe or not. I have rest my case here. But let me leave you with this verse, and check the English translation of the Quran if you think I’m laying:
            “and (remember) when Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: “O children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah to you, confirming the Taurat [(Torah) which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad. But when he (Ahmad i.e. Muhammad (S.A.W)) came to them with clear proofs, they said: “This is plain magic”. (Q61:6)

            “He [Isa (Jesus)] said: “Verily, I am a slave of Allah, He has given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet;”
            “And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be, and has enjoined on me Salat (prayer), and Zakat, as long as I live”
            “And dutiful to my mother, and made me not arrogant, unblest.”
            “And Salam (peace) be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!”
            “Such is Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). (It is) a statement of truth, about which they doubt (or dispute)”
            “It befits not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son [this refers to the slander if Christians against Allah, by saying that Isa (Jesus) is the son of Allah]. Glorified (and Exalted) is He (above all that they associate with Him). When He decrees a thing, He only says to it: “Be!” – and it is. ( Q18:30-35)

          • tuco

            For your info I’m not pissed off and cannot be pissed off bcoz of your senseless comments. you can do whatever that is why you are a kaafir. We Muslims have only one Quran in the whole world while the christians have many doctored versions of the bible. We Muslims are told to go to mosque on Friday and go to hajj at least once in our lifetime if we have the means in the Quran. Where in the Bible are Christians told to go to Israel and church on Sunday in the bible?. We Muslims believe in all the prophets and the holy books they are send with, why do christians choose which and which prophet to believe in?. You see the problem we are having with the christians? you unbelievers can go hang yourselves.

          • Antidote

            Yes, we know you suicide bombers call non-Muslims kafirs so keep rambling about your next beheading strategies, a drone strike on your roof would soon been ordered, trust me it won’t miss…We won’t stop at nothing until we wipe you terrorists muslim pigs out of this world. All you followers of the p!g Muhamed (all kinds of sh!t and p!ss be upon) cutting off people’s head for your sick cause, we are coming for you. BTW your uncle Shekau looked more ugly and sad even in death!

          • tuco

            You Moron, kafir means unbeliever in Arabic. Why are you dodging my question by saying all sorts of senseless and barbaric statements. Why do christians have doctored and different versions of the bible while Muslims have only one Quran in the whole world? Where are christians told to go to church on Sunday or go to Israel?. Piece of shit stop beating around the bush and answer this simple questions.

          • Antidote

            ”Yes, we know you suicide bombers call non-Muslims kafirs”

            Above is what i wrote, how does it differ from your lame explanation? I actually thought you understood english, i was so wrong. Stick to your Hausa or allah language, sh!tface!

          • tuco

            you never answered my question piece of shit. Why not answer it? Coz you know you have no answer for your fake and doctored religion.

          • Antidote

            Your undoctored religion of p!ss lead by the bitter Pedophile mohamed (sh!t upon him) has made lots of success beheading people for all kinds of mad reasons. You should be proud, son.
            And yea, i don’t educate/debate Christian fates with terrorists. Stick to your suicide bombings and 72 virgins, If you want a sparring partner, talk to your son or family relatives in Maiduguri or one of those hellhole you Northern Muslim p!gs live and force your extreme ideology on them.

          • tuco

            Its obvious who is untrustworthy now. Since we start this discussion I have never abuse a certain religion or a prophet, mind you and keep this in mind, you shall surely account for your barbaric and senseless statements most especially about Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). A day when no mouth, finger or anything can tell lies against what it has done. Also, why are you afraid of religious debate? I asked you simple questions and all you have to do is dodge by raining abuses on our dear prophet and religion. I don’t have to say much bcoz its obvious who is untruthful and pissed off. Go get a life piece of shit.

          • Antidote

            i don’t debate with terrorists, tell muhammed(sh!t be upon him)to go phuck himself.

          • tuco

            Ok i think this where i draw the curtain with you, but i leave you with this verses.
            “and (remember) when Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said: “O children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah to you, confirming the Taurat [(Torah) which came] before me, and giving glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me, whose name shall be Ahmad. But when he (Ahmad i.e. Muhammad (S.A.W)) came to them with clear proofs, they said: “This is plain magic”. (Q61:6)

            “He [Isa (Jesus)] said: “Verily, I am a slave of Allah, He has given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet;”
            “And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be, and has enjoined on me Salat (prayer), and Zakat, as long as I live”
            “And dutiful to my mother, and made me not arrogant, unblest.”
            “And Salam (peace) be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!”
            “Such is Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). (It is) a statement of truth, about which they doubt (or dispute)”
            “It befits not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son [this refers to the slander if Christians against Allah, by saying that Isa (Jesus) is the son of Allah]. Glorified (and Exalted) is He (above all that they associate with Him). When He decrees a thing, He only says to it: “Be!” – and it is. ( Q18:30-35)