Female Nigerian pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia

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Muslim pilgrims from all around the world circle around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, in the Saudi city of Mecca on September 14, 2016. More than 1.8 million faithful from around the world have been attending the annual pilgrimage which officially ends on September 15. / AFP / AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A FEMALE Nigerian pilgrim, Aisha Ahmad, has died in Saudi Arabia.

The Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board, Idris Al-Makura, said yesterday.

Ahmed, a native of Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, died after a brief illness.

Al-Makura told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia that the deceased had no record of ailment before departing from Nigeria.

“The deceased had no medical history at the time of departure to the Holy Land and we are together in Madinah. The pilgrim took ill two days ago.

“She was first taken to the National Hajj Commission’s Hospital in Makkah and later transferred to the King Abdulaziz Hospital where she passed on. The family was duly informed of the death.

“We sent the family a video recording of the process of her death confirmation, to the funeral rites and finally, the burial,’’ he said.

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