Nigerian pilgrim Aisha Ahmed dies in Saudi

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File photo: Hajj pilgrims boarding a plane

Hajiya Aisha Ahmed, one of the Nigerian pilgrims in Medina, Saudi Arabia, has reportedly passed away.

Her death was announced by Alhaji Idris Al-Makura, the Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board on Wednesday.

Confirming the sad event, Al-Makura noted that the deceased, who hailed from Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, died after a brief illness.

According to him, she had no record of ailment before departing from Nigeria.

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“The deceased had no medical history at the time of departure to the Holy Land, and we are together in Medina. Some of the pilgrims took ill two days ago.

“She was first taken to the National Hajj Commission’s Hospital in Makkah and later transferred to the King Abdulaziz Hospital, where she passed on. The family was duly informed of the death.

“We sent the family a video recording of the process of her death confirmation, to the funeral rites and finally, the burial”, he added.

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