1,176 Kaduna pilgrims return home

Mr Yunusa Abdullahi, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, says 1,176 pilgrims have returned from Saudi Arabia after a successful 2018 hajj exercise.

Abdullahi said on Wednesday in Kaduna that the pilgrims were airlifted back in three batches of 560, 312 and 304 pilgrims respectively, via Medview airlines.

Acoording to him, they all arrived between between Sept. 2 and Sept. 4.

A total of 3,238 pilgrims from the state participated in the 2018 hajj exercise adding that the remaining pilgrims were being expected anytime soon.

“So far, 1,176 out of the 3,238 pilgrims from Kaduna State have returned home safely. We are expecting remaining pilgrims any moment from now.”Abdullahi said.(NAN)