The Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Abdullahi Mohammed, has announced the death of five pilgrims on Tuesday in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Mohammed while briefing Hajj stakeholders did not disclose the identities of the late pilgrims as well as the circumstances that led to their death. He added that such information could only be disclosed after their families had been appropriately informed.
The deceased pilgrims are from Kaduna, Kogi, Kwara and Yobe states.
A total of 81,200 Nigerian pilgrims are performing this year’s hajj.