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Taraba female pilgrim declared missing in Saudi

One of the 668 Muslim pilgrims from Taraba State who travelled to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the recently completed pilgrimage has been reported missing.

Hassan Abdullahi Bamuze, a missing pilgrim from one of the two pilgrimage groups that entered the state, was reported missing.

The state’s Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Baba Hamza Muri, confirmed the report on Saturday in Jalingo, the state’s capital, by stating that the missing female pilgrim “has not been found yet.”

The board said relevant mechanisms have been put in place to locate her and admitted that the “National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has assured that they will do everything humanly possible to help us find her.”

He said the state, completed the 2022 Hajj successfully with the arrival of the last batch of 131 pilgrims from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia today.

“The state pilgrims began their journey back home after the completion of the Hajj rites with 536 pilgrims last Saturday, the board is elated that the exercise was successful.”

Some of the pilgrims who spoke with newsmen described the exercise as one of the best the board has ever carried out in the state.

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