Two male pilgrims from Kano State have died during the 2017 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, the State Pilgrims Welfare Board said on Thursday.
The board’s Public Relations Officer, Nuhu Badamasi said that the deceased died in Mecca after performing their Hajj rites at the Ararat.
“The two pilgrims who lost their lives during this year’s Hajj died in Mecca after they performed the most significant Hajj rites, that is staying at the Arafat,” he said.
Badamasi said the deceased who were from Dala and Doguwa local government areas, had since been buried in Mecca in accordance with the Islamic rites.
On preparations for the transportation of the state pilgrims back to Nigeria, Badamasi said the exercise would commence on September 15.
He said most of the pilgrims visited Medinah while the few that had not, were now preparing to go from Mecca.
“Almost all our pilgrims have visited Medinah with the exception of about 15 officials who are now preparing to visit the Holy city from where they will be transported back home,” the spokesman added.
No fewer than 5,500 pilgrims from the state performed the Hajj.