By Musa Madobi, Kano
Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced the death two pilgrims from the state during recently concluded hajj in Saudi Arabia.
The Public Relations Officer of the board, Alhaji Nuhu Badamasi told newsmen in Kano on Thursday via teleconferencing from Makkah in Saudi Arabia that the deceased who were males after performing their Hajj rites at the Ararat.
“The two pilgrims who lost their lives during this year’s Hajj died in Makkah after they performed the most significant Hajj rites, that is staying at the Arafat,” he said.
Badamasi said the deceased who were from Dala and Doguwa local government areas, had since been buried in Makkah in accordance with the Islamic rites.
On preparations for the the transportation of the state pilgrims back to Nigeria, Badamasi said the exercise would commence on September 15.
He said most of the pilgrims had visited Madinah while the few that had not, were now preparing to go from Makkah.
“Almost all our pilgrims have visited Madinah with the exception of about 15 officials who are now preparing to visit the Holy city from where they will be transported back home,” the spokesman added.
No fewer than 5, 500 pilgrims from the state performed the Hajj.