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Nigerian pilgrim falls to death in S’Arabia

BAUCHI—A female pilgrim from Bauchi State has fallen from the 11th floor of a building and died in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Vice Chairman, Bauchi State Amirul Hajj team, Alhaji Yahaya Miya, confirmed the incident in Bauchi, Monday, at Hajj camp in Games Village, while fielding questions from newsmen before the departure of the sixth set of pilgrims to Gombe International Airport.

He said: “When we received the information, we investigated the incident and confirmed that one of our pilgrims called Adama Habibu, from Gamawa Local Government Area, fell from 11th floor of a building and died in Saudi Arabia.”

Yahaya Miya, Speaker of Bauchi State’s House of Assembly, said Bauchi State Government and the Hajj team had condoled with the family of the deceased and assured that all Bauchi State pilgrims were in good condition.

He reiterated the commitment of the Amirul Hajj team to ensure adequate welfare for the pilgrims.


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