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2018 Hajj: 382 Nasarawa State pilgrims arrive Madina in 2nd batch


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The second batch of 382 prospective Nigerian pilgrims from Nasarawa State arrived in Madinah on Wednesday for 2018 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Their arrival in the Holy land had increased the number of Nigerian pilgrims to 828, since the first batch from Kogi landed on Friday.

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The Nasarawa pilgrims, transported by Max Air limited, comprised 245 males and 135 females.

They were received on arrival by officials of the various committees of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) who immediately conveyed them to their hotels.

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Some of the pilgrims told the News Agency of Nigeria on arrival that they spent between two and three days in Abuja before their transportation to Madinah.

Musa Yusuf, a resident of Ibbi in Taraba but registered on Nasarawa State platform, however, expressed happiness for safe arrival in the Holy land.

An official of NAHCON, Ramat Jaafar-Isa, said that feeding arrangement for them had already been concluded ahead of their arrival.


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