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Nigerian pilgrim dies in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

A Nigerian pilgrim, Aisha Ahmed, has died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia following an undisclosed illness.

According to Idris Al-Makura, Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board, Aisha Ahmed, from Keffi Local Government Area of the state, died on Wednesday after a brief illness

Al-Makura told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Makkah, Saudi Arabia that the deceased had no record of ailment before departing from Nigeria.

“The deceased had no medical history at the time of departure to the Holy Land and we were together in Madinah. 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 said.

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