Following death of four Kebbi State pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, wife of the governor, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar Bagudu, yesterday, sent condolence messages to families of the deceased.
Addressing newsmen, yesterday, shortly after arriving from Saudi at the International Airport Sokoto, she said the pilgrims’ passing is a loss to people of the state.
Three of the late pilgrims, whose names were given as Sani Haruna Zuru, an Islamic cleric, Fati Adamu Fakkai and Adamu Liman Zuru were from Argungu and Zuru local government areas.
While sympathising with families and people of the local government areas over the death of the pilgrims, Hajiya Bagudu prayed Almighty Allah to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss of their loved ones.
Two weeks ago, the information got to the media that five pilgrims from Kebbi State have been confirmed died, while performing this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Confirming the incident to newsmen, yesterday, on phone, Dr. Hali Bala, a member of the state Amir Hajj delegation, which announced the news on behalf of the chairman of Kebbi State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Alhaji Bala Musa Sakaba, said two of the pilgrims died in a Mecca hospital, where they were being treated after taking ill, adding that other others died from brief illness.
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