National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has revealed that about five Nigerian pilgrims have lost their lives since the beginning of the 2017 Hajj Operation.


Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad, the Executive Chairman of NAHCON, made this known yesterday during the 2017 Pre-Arafat meeting with stakeholders organised by the commission in Mecca.


Muhammad, however, did not release the names of the deceased, noting that the commission would reach out to the families of the deceased before revealing their identity to the public.


He stated that the commission recorded one delivery and one miscarriage, pointing out that the commission would continue to provide effective health care service to pilgrims.


Muhammad called on all stakeholders to put all hands on deck to ensure a hitch free exercise.


A total number of 81,200 Nigerian pilgrims join other Muslims around the world to perform this year’s hajj.


Over two million pilgrims around the world and Saudi Arabia have assembled in Mecca to perform the 2017 Hajj rites which is about concluding.

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