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Hajj 2019: Nigeria Loses 9 Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Hajj 2019: Nigeria loses 9 pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Dr Ibrahim Kana, the Chairman of National Medical Team of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Monday August 12, confirmed that 9 Nigerian pilgrims died while performing the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

 

The confirmation came after report of the death of Alhaja Folashade Lawal, a female Nigerian Pilgrim from Oshodi Local Government Area of Lagos State. Dr Ibrahim Kana further disclosed that three pilgrims from Kano, two from Katsina, one each from Sokoto, and Nasarawa as well as one international pilgrim died in this year’s Hajj.

 

“Yes, that’s correct. We lost a pilgrim yesterday (Sunday) at the Jamarat. She actually collapsed. She was immediately evacuated from the Jamarat area to a facility called Mina Adisu Hospital. She eventually died. She is a known hypertensive.

“There is a possibility that the fact that she is a known hypertensive, she may have had fully heart disease that actually triggered the collapse and she subsequently died. She is from Lagos,” Dr Kana said in reaction to enquiries from journalists.

He added that the major complaints from patients at the yearly Hajj include body pain as a result trekking for a long distance, cough, catarrh and severe chest infections.

First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari Filmed “Stoning The Devil” During This Year’s Hajj [Video]

First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari filmed "stoning the devil" during this year

Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of Nigeria, was filmed carrying out the symbolic “stoning of the devil” at this year’s hajj.

The first lady joined other Muslim pilgrims on Saturday to pray on Mount Arafat as part of the hajj rites. From there, they headed to Muzdalifah.

While leaving Muzdalifah, the first lady shared a video showing her collecting pebbles for the “stoning of the devil”.

 

First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari filmed "stoning the devil" during this year

 

She captioned it: “Alhamdullilah, we are now leaving Muzdalifah collecting pebbles for the jumarat.”

 

Aisha Buhari later shared another video showing her performing the Jamarat (symbolic stoning of devil).

 

According to Wikipedia, the Stoning of the Devil is part of the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. During the ritual, Muslim pilgrims throw pebbles at three walls, called jamar?t, in the city of Mina just east of Mecca.

 

 

 

Saudi Arabia Concludes Arrival Stage of 2019 Hajj, Records 1.8m Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia concludes arrival stage of 2019 Hajj, records 1.8m pilgrims

Saudi Arabia’s Director General of Passports Major General Suleiman bin Abdulaziz Al-Yahya on Wednesday August 7, revealed that 1,819,790 pilgrims arrived the Kingdom to perform the annual Hajj rites.

Addressing a press conference in Jeddah, Al-Yahya said1,708,152 people arrived through airports across the Kingdom, 94,388 through land ports, while 17,250 came through sea transport. He further disclosed that 300 forged visas were discovered while documents were being processed.

 

Saudi Arabia concludes arrival stage of 2019 Hajj, records 1.8m pilgrims

Major General Suleiman bin Abdulaziz Al-Yahya revealed that they are already prepared for the second phase of the pilgrimage which is the departure of the pilgrims to their various countries, but also warned that pilgrims staying beyond the Hajj season will face the wrath of the law if caught.

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