4 female Nigerian pilgrims declared missing in Saudi Arabia

4 female Nigerian pilgrims declared missing in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, September 13, 2015 12:08 pm

Four female pilgrims from Gombe State have been declared missing following Friday’s Crane crash at the Holy Ka’aba Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

One other female pilgrim got injured during the incident.

The State Amirul-Hajj, Alhaji Abdullahi Mai-Kano, disclosed this while sympathising with the state pilgrims in Mecca over the mishap, on Sunday.

Mai-Kano said that the four pilgrims were from Akko, Dukku and Nafada local governments areas of the state.

He said the other faithful sustained injury in her head, but had been treated and discharged.

He said the four pilgrims were declared missing after a thorough verification and bed checking in the three houses accommodating the state pilgrims.

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria had yesterday claimed that three Nigerian pilgrims were injured in Mecca’s Grand Mosque crane disaster


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