Hajj: Nigeria records two deaths in Saudi Arabia

Hajj: Nigeria records two deaths in Saudi Arabia

A second Nigerian pilgrim has been confirmed dead in Saudi Arabia

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria confirmed the death of Hasiya Aminu, a pilgrim from Kaduna State. Her neighbor said she died in her sleep shortly after returning from Mount Arafat

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Dr Usman Galadima, Chief of Operations and Head of Nigerian Medical Mission, told the News Agency (NAN) that no cause has been ascertained for her death. He said that the family of Aminu has already been informed of her death and she would be buried according to Islamic rites

Hajiya Aisha Ahmed from Keffi in Nasarawa state d#ed also last week after a brief illness and was buried in Makkah. The stay on Arafat throughout the day is a compulsory rite for each pilgrim to fulfil to make Hajj.

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Nigerian pilgrims were among the over one million performing the 2022 Hajj pilgrimage in Arafat. The Arafat is the place where Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) delivered his last sermon on a Friday prior to his death.

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