• 18 Nigerians died in Saudi Arabia during 2016 Hajj – NAHCON

    18 Nigerians died in Saudi Arabia during 2016 Hajj – NAHCON

    Eighteen Nigerians died in Saudi Arabia during the just concluded 2016 Hajj attended by Muslims, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says.

    The victims were from Kwara, Kogi, Bauchi, Taraba, Niger, Kaduna, FCT. There were foreign-based Nigerian pilgrims as well.

    The head of NAHCON’s medical team, Ibrahim Kana, said two pilgrims, including a 40-year-old woman, died in Madinah.

    Three died in Muna, while 13 died in Makkah. A mentally ill woman was amongst the victim.

    He however said the 2016 death toll was […]