The Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar has warned pilgrims from the state performing 2015 Hajj to desist from carrying prohibited drugs to the Holy Land.
Abubakar gave the warning on Friday in Bauchi while seeing off the first badge 255 pilgrims at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, Bauchi.
He said that Saudi Arabian authorities would not condone such act, which attracted capital punishment for such act.
He urged the pilgrims to pray for the peaceful co-existence of the people of the state and the nation at large.
Abubakar urged them not to entertain any fear as the state government had provided facilities and made feeding arrangements to ease anticipated problems.
He commended officials of the State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board for making concrete arrangements that facilitated the transportation of first batch of the pilgrims to the Holy Land.
He assured that pilgrims would be assisted both financially and morally to ensure that they performed the rite as exhibited by Prophet Mohammed (SAW).