• Nigeria protest seizure of pilgrims’ e-wristband by Saudi Authority

    Nigeria protest seizure of pilgrims’ e-wristband by Saudi Authority

    Nigeria is to protest the seizure of electronic wristbands brought into Saudi Arabia for use of its pilgrims.

    The Consulate-General, Nigeria Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Alhaji Muhammad Yunusa, said this at the Post Arafat meeting organised by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Friday in Makkah.

    The wristbands were introduced by NAHCON to monitor each pilgrim’s movement and facilitate easy identification where the need arises.

    However, thousands of the items were seized at the airport in Madinah by security officials […]