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NAHCON releases new emergency line for pilgrims in distress


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 National Hajj Commission, NAHCON, has announced new emergency call lines for Pilgrims in the Holy land of Makkah.

The Chairman of the commission, Bello Mukhtar, who made the announcement during a press briefing at the Arafat Hajj Rite said the emergency lines was to help pilgrims anytime they are in distress.

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Mr Mukhtar urged pilgrims to continue to be tolerant as the commission would try all its best to provide excellent services.

He further stated that during the movement of pilgrims for the Arafat event, “no accident or casualty was recorded” as he praised pilgrims for being outstanding and having caused any chaos all through their stay in Saudi Arabia.

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“No pilgrim has been involved in any act that has led to a sanction from the Saudi authorities,” he said.

The chairman however regretted the death of seven Nigerian pilgrims.

He said: “The mortality rate for the Hajj 2017 remains at 7 persons from Nigeria which is the lowest in the last 15 years.

“We will continue to ensure we attend to the needs of our pilgrimage in the areas of medication, movements and General welfare.”

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