By Mustapha Adamu
No fewer than 31,990 Nigerian pilgrims have been transported back home so far, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said.
The commission also said the pilgrims were transported in 66 flights from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
According to NAHCON command and control centre in Makkah monitored on Thursday, the latest returnees were 555 pilgrims from Niger State and three officials aboard Max Air NGL2082
Also, 559 pilgrims from Borno state with one official came back aboard Max Air NGL 2080 which departed Jeddah airport in the early hours of Thursday Saudi Arabian time.
Recall that no fewer than 1.8 million pilgrims around the world, including 65,000 Nigerians performed the 2019 hajj in Saudi Arabia.
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