Two More Pilgrims Die In Saudi Arabia As Nigeria Loses 11 Worshippers

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This was announced on Thursday, June 13, by the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, identifying the deceased as Salman Muhammad Alade and Ayishat Shuaib Ologele died after suffering brief illnesses.  

Nigeria has lost another two pilgrims from Kwara State currently participating in the ongoing Hajj operations in Saudi Arabia. 

This was announced on Thursday, June 13, by the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, identifying the deceased as Salman Muhammad Alade and Ayishat Shuaib Ologele died after suffering brief illnesses.  

Abdulsalam Abdulkadir, the Executive Secretary of the Kwara State Pilgrims Welfare Board, extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and asked Allah to comfort and pardon them. 

Abdulkadir had previously declared Hajia Hawawu Muhammad’s death as “an unfortunate suicidal episode from the rooftop of her apartment in Madina.” 

He also said that the other pilgrim who died in Medina, Saliu Mohammed, died in an intensive care unit of a public hospital after unexpectedly falling ill.

The death of the latest two Kwara pilgrims brought the number of Nigerian pilgrims who had died in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to 11 ahead of this year’s Hajj, which commences on Friday, June 14. 

Two pilgrims from Kebbi State, Hajiya Tawalkatu Busare Alako, popularly known as Maman Biyu, were the first to die on May 25 in Makkah a few days after arriving at the holy city from Madina while barely 24 hours after Alhaji Muhammad Suleman died in Makkah.

The Kebbi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board also announced that Abubakar Abdullahi from Gulma town in Argungu Local Government Area of the state died in Makkah. 

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In May, the board announced the death of Tawakaltu Alamo and Muhammad Suleiman who also hailed from Kebbi State. 

A Lagos State pilgrim, 68-year-old Oloshogbo Isiaka Idris, died on Tuesday, May 28 also in Makkah, after returning from the Grand Mosque, where he went to perform tawaf (circumambulation) as part of Umrah (lesser Hajj).


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