- 872 pilgrims have returned to Kaduna state after performing the 2018 Hajj in Saudi Arabia
- The pilgrims returned in two flights on Sunday, September 2, and Tuesday, September 4
- A total of 3,238 pilgrims from Kaduna state performed this year’s Hajj exercise
The Kaduna state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board says 872 pilgrims from the state have returned from Saudi Arabia after a successful 2018 Hajj exercise.
The public relations officer of the board, Yunusa Abdullahi, said this in a statement in Kaduna on Tuesday, September 4, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Abdullahi said the pilgrims returned home in two flights. He said the first flight brought 560 pilgrims on Sunday, September 2, while 312 pilgrims returned in the early hours of Tuesday.
“The 312 pilgrims who are mostly from Igabi and Kubau local government areas of Kaduna state returned via Med-View Airline.
“The pilgrims arrived with their luggage and will be given five litres of “Zamzam water” each while claiming their luggage at Hajj Transit Camp, Mando. So far, 872 Kaduna state pilgrims have returned home in two flights,” Abdullahi said.
A total of 3,238 pilgrims from Kaduna state performed this year’s Hajj exercise.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a pilgrim from Niger state, Musa Edotsu, returned a cash sum in foreign currency equivalence of N400,000, which he found in a toilet in Saudi Arabia while performing the Hajj in Mecca.
The money belonged to Zukalraini Saeed, the chairman of the Enugu state Pilgrims Board.
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