Hajj Tragedy: No Lagos Pilgrims lost

Hajj Tragedy: No Lagos Pilgrims lost

Monday, September 28, 2015 3:19 pm

Kazeem Ugbodaga

Abdulhakeem Abdullateef reporting back to Ambode: We lost no pilgrim

Abdulhakeem Abdullateef reporting back to Ambode: We lost no pilgrim

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has said that no casualty was recorded among the pilgrims from the State in the stampede that occurred in Mina, Saudi Arabia.

Hundreds of people died in the stampede on the way to Jamarat to stone the devil.

The 2015 Amir-ul- Hajj for the State, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, who stated this said no single pilgrim from the State was missing when a head count was done at all the tents sheltering the over three thousand pilgrims from Lagos State in Mina, Saudi Arabia.

According to him, “It was said by Saudi Authorities that the Nigerians that were involved are from the northern part of the country. However Iran, Pakistan and other Arab countries have the major casualties”.

While lamenting the loss of lives at Jamarat, Abdullateef prayed that Allah will grant the dead Aljana firdous as well as grant the victims’ family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

The airlifting of the pilgrims from the state back home will commence on the 1 October and end on 6 October, 2015.

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  • Adetutu Eshiet says:

    my Father, Honourable Morufdeen Adeola Adefolabi (a former member of the Federal House of Representative from Lagos State) was involved in the stampede that happened in Saudi Arabia and he is still missing.

    The private Travel Agency (Zero Interest, Lagos) he went with have not been able to find him among the dead or injured and I understand that Lagos State has not declared anybody missing which may be true because my Father did not go with the Lagos State Group, however, he is a Lagosian.
    I would be grateful if something urgent can be done by the Governor’s good office to create awareness that he is missing and intensify the search for him.

    For further information about him, please contact me on 08071540001.

    Thank you, and God bless you.

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