Nigeria Female Pilgrim Commits Suicide In Saudi Arabia


In a somber announcement, the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Board revealed on Sunday the heartbreaking news of two pilgrims from Nigeria meeting untimely ends in Madina, Saudi Arabia. The board’s Executive Secretary, Abdulsalam AbdulKabir, conveyed the sorrowful update, highlighting the profound impact of the tragedies.

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According to reports from Saudi Arabian authorities, one of the deceased, identified as Hajia Hawawu, succumbed to a tragic act of desperation, plunging from the rooftop of her residence. The incident, described as a devastating suicide, underscores the gravity of mental health challenges even amidst the sacred pilgrimage.

AbdulKabir also shared the unfortunate demise of another pilgrim, Saliu Mohammed, who was confronted by sudden illness during his pilgrimage journey. Mohammed’s swift deterioration led to his admission to a local hospital’s intensive care unit in Madina, where he eventually passed away.

The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Board expressed profound grief over these distressing events, emphasizing their submission to the divine will of Allah. In a heartfelt statement, they extended sincere condolences to the bereaved families, acknowledging the profound loss they endure.

Tragically, the loss of Hajia Hawawu and Saliu Mohammed adds to a series of recent deaths among Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. Just weeks earlier, two pilgrims from Kebbi State, Hajiya Tawalkatu Busare Alako and Alhaji Muhammad Suleman, succumbed to fate in Makkah.

Additionally, the passing of 68-year-old Oloshogbo Isiaka Idris from Lagos State further punctuates the somber narrative. Idris’s demise, following his participation in the Umrah rituals at the Grand Mosque, serves as a poignant reminder of life’s fragility amidst spiritual endeavors.

In the wake of these tragedies, the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Board reaffirmed their unwavering trust in Allah’s decree, urging prayers for the departed souls and solace for grieving families. As preparations for the upcoming Hajj intensify, concerns for pilgrim welfare and safety loom large, prompting calls for heightened vigilance and support measures.

With the Hajj fast approaching, Saudi authorities, in collaboration with Nigerian counterparts, are poised to implement enhanced safeguards to ensure the well-being of all pilgrims. Amidst the collective grief, the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Board remains steadfast in their commitment to provide assistance and support to affected families during this trying period.

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