Hajj: Nigerian pilgrim commits suicide in Madinah - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Monday, June 10, 2024

Hajj: Nigerian pilgrim commits suicide in Madinah

A Nigerian pilgrim from Kwara State, Hajia Hawawu Mohammed, has committed suicide.

She was said to have jumped from her rooftop in Madina, Saudi Arabia.

The sad incident was confirmed by the Executive Secretary of Kwara State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abdulsalam Abdulkadir.

Mohammed was confirmed dead by the authorities in Saudi Arabia, which described her death as “suicidal”.

In the same vein, the Kwara State Board also confirmed the death of another pilgrim from the state, Saliu Mohammed.

According to the Board, Mohammed, a member of the Batch 3 contingent from Kwara State, died in the intensive care unit of a public hospital in Madina.

The pilgrims’ board stated, “It deeply regrets these sad events, but submits totally to the decree and ultimate knowledge of Allah in all affairs”.

Also, the Kebbi Pilgrims Welfare Board announced the death of another pilgrim in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

A statement by Alhaji Ahmed Idris, Chief Press Secretary to Kebbi Governor, gave the name of the deceased as Abubakar Abdullahi from Gulma town in Argungu Local Government Area.

The statement said that the pilgrim died after a brief illness.

Abdullahi is the third Kebbi pilgrim to die in the holy land.

Source: Vanguard

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