The Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board says a female pilgrim, Anifat Saheed, absconded in Jeddah during the 2019 Hajj operation in Saudi Arabia.
Professor Sayed Malik, Chairman of Muslim wing of the board, revealed this on Thursday in Ibadan during the presentation of the 2019 Hajj report to Governor Seyi Makinde.
Malik said the woman was one of the 914 pilgrims that took part in the 2019 Hajj from the state.
He said her disappearance was noticed when the board was preparing the last batch of pilgrims for their journey to King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, on September 1 and all efforts to locate her proved abortive.
Also, he said efforts by the board to locate the address of her guarantor in Sango, Ibadan, Oyo State, was futile.
“Up till this moment, neither her guarantor nor any of her relations has come to ask questions about her,” he said.
The board chairman further disclosed that a total of N24,628, 900.09, was refunded to the pilgrims before their departure to Saudi Arabia due to reduction in the Hajj fare.
He called for renewal of the rent of the Oyo House in Makkah with effect from January 2020.
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