Kaduna State has lost yet another pilgrim who took part in the 2022 Hajj exercise.
The pilgrim, identified as Maryam Ahmed from Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State with a registration number KD 128TRK, died after a brief illness.
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Daily Trust on Sunday reports that this brings the number of pilgrims who died during the 2022 hajj exercise to four.
Recall that in June 2022, two pilgrims, Yakubu Abdulsalam and Haruna Suleiman, both from Igabi LGA, died before their departure to Saudi Arabi for the holy pilgrimage. Another pilgrim, Hasiya Aminu from Zaria LGA, also died recently in the holy land.
Confirming her death, the Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Dr. Yusuf Yakubu Arrigasiyu, said the deceased has since been buried at the Grand Mosque cemetery in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
According to him, “The deceased had underlying sickness, including high blood pressure, before she departed to the holy land for pilgrimage from where she died in the hospital.