The Secretary of the Borno Amirul Hajj committee, Adamu Timta, on Wednesday‘ confirmed the death of three pilgrims from Borno performing this years Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Timta stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Makkah.
He said one of the pilgrims died before being airlifted at the Aminu Kano International Airport Kano, while the two others died in Saudi Arabia.
The third one died in Makkah,’’ Mr. Timta said.
He explained that one of the victims was from Biu local government while others were from the Maiduguri Metropolitan Council in the state.
Mr. Timta said all the victims have been buried at the various places of their death.
The secretary also commended the Borno government for the provision of enabling accommodation for the state pilgrims in Makkah.
According to him, the committee has taking proactive measures to see that each pilgrim was educated enough to perform the Hajj before they were transported to the Holy Land.
“We have a lot of Islamic clerics and scholars that are responsible for educating our pilgrims under our pre-Hajj learning sensitiisation programme in Nigeria and in the Holy Land.
“Therefore I can assure you that no pilgrim has any problem in doing the tawaf or performing all the rites.
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