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3 Nigerians on Pilgrimage Die in Saudi Arabia



PilgrimageThree Nigerian Pilgrims are reported to have died in Saudi Arabia.

According to PM News, The sad news iss contained in a statement by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)‘s head of medical team, Dr. Ibrahim Kana.

Kana said that two of the pilgrims died in Madinah and one in Makkah.

Speaking during a pre-Arafat meeting held at Makkah, Kana said one of the affected pilgrims died in his sleep, as his team is still working to know the circumstances surrounding the death of the two others.

Kana, however, disclosed that medical personnel had been distributed to all Nigerian camps to ensure prompt response to the medical needs of Nigerians.

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  1. Ethio

    September 11, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    currently crying over that

    -I’m not

  2. Beard gang

    September 11, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    @Ethio don’t you think your statement is a little callous?
    may the dead find rest.

  3. francisca oma

    September 11, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Very sad! I don’t like this at all. Please, they should find out the real cause of their death so that non would follow

  4. Humility

    September 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Fela was a prophet…..*sings double wahala for dead body…..wahala e dey find, wahala e go get…???


    September 11, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    And what surprises me the most is EVERY YEAR SOMEONE WILL PAY TO GO AND DIE. WTF???

    • Fact

      September 11, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      @ Uncle Everyone will die one way or another wether they go to hajj or not. The vast majority live just like in everyday life so no need to create unnecessary stigma. That’s just life. People live and people die period.

    • bree

      September 14, 2016 at 11:38 am

      and thats the easiest way to make heaven””die in mecca”” some elderly pilgrims look pray to die in mecca.

  6. Mabel

    September 12, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Every single year Nigerians die at this event. Must be a serial killer stalking Nigerians over there.

  7. nnenne

    September 12, 2016 at 4:31 am

    May their souls rest in peace.
    Saudi Arabia can never be a poor country.
    See people, my gosh! Poor countries contributing to rich Saudi Arabia.

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