Birnin Kebbi – The Deputy Governor, Kebbi,
Ibrahim Aliyu, on Wednesday said two pilgrims
from the state died during the just concluded
pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
Aliyu, also the leader of the state pilgrims (Amir-
Hajj), said this in Birnin Kebbi while briefing
newsmen on the exercise.
Aliyu identified the deceased as Sabi Kamba and
He said the pilgrims died while receiving
treatment in a Saudi Hospital.
He said the deceased had been buried in Mecca,
Saudi Arabia, in accordance with Islamic
He said the exercise witnessed minor challenges
but were tackled by the health committee and
Saudi Arabian medical personnel.
Aliyu said no negative incident was recorded
against any pilgrim from the state and
commended them for their decency and maturity
while at the Holy land.
He said the pilgrims were effectively transported
right from the commencement of the Hajj and
called on them to live by example.
4 475 pilgrims from Kebbi performed this year’s