Hajj: 8,232 pilgrims return through Aminu Kano airport – official


pilgrims-1000x500The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Kano zone, says all the 8,232 pilgrims who travelled for the 2013 Hajj in Saudi Arabia from the zone have returned.

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Alhaji Mohammed Yola, an official of the commission, announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kano.

He said the last flight from the zone that brought the officials of NAHCON and the state Pilgrims’ Welfare Board returned to the country on Tuesday through a Meridian Airline.

“The last batch of over 400 Kano pilgrims returned on Tuesday on board Meridian Airline with all the state and NAHCON officials from the zone,’’ he said.

According to him, only one pilgrim who came from Tofa Local Government Area of the state died during the Hajj operation.

NAN recalls that out of the 8,232 pilgrims that performed the Hajj through Kano zone, 5,648 are from Kano State while the remaining 2,584 are from Jigawa. (NAN)

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