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Two Nigerian pilgrims die, buried in Saudi Arabia



Two days after their arrival in Madina, Saudi Arabia, two pilgrims from the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims have died. .

Executive Secretary of the Board, Abdulsalam Abdulƙadir, said in a statement on Sunday in Madina that Salisu Mohammed died in a public hospital’s intensive care unit after suddenly falling ill.

He said Hawawu Mohammed died in an apparent suicide by falling from her apartment’s rooftop as confirmed by Saudi authorities.

The pilgrims have been buried according to Islamic rites in Madina.

“Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Board sends heartfelt commiserations to the families of two of our pilgrims who returned to their Lord in Madina, Saudi Arabia,” the statement reads.

“Saliu Mohammed, who arrived with Batch 3 of the state contingent, died in an intensive care unit of a public hospital in Madina after suddenly falling ill; while Hajia Hawawu Mohammed (Batch 9) also died following what Saudi authorities have investigated and found to be an unfortunate suicidal episode from the rooftop of her apartment in Madina.

“The pilgrims’ board deeply regrets these sad events, but submits totally to the decree and ultimate knowledge of Allah in all affairs.

“The board sends profound condolences to their families and asks Allah to grant them comfort and forgive the deceased.”

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