About 281 last batches of Bauchi state pilgrims that performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia had arrived home in the early morning of today, Tuesday.
The pilgrims were on board in a Max Air, which landed at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport Bauchi by 4 am in the morning of today Tuesday.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after their arrival, the acting Executive Secretary of the state pilgrims welfare board Alhaji Kasim Danlami Shall, said two of the state pilgrims were left in Saudi Arabia due to their ill-health.
Alhaji Kasim Shall who explained that the sick pilgrims are currently receiving treatment in a Saudi Arabian hospital assured that they would be transported back home as soon as they regain their good health.
The acting Executive Secretary further said the board had lost 4 pilgrims during the hajj operation.
He commended Governor Bala Muhammad for his concern to the welfare of the state pilgrims as well as the numerous supports he gave to the board.
Also speaking, the chairman of the state security committee for this year’s Hajj Senator Adamu Ibrahim Gumba, said no pilgrim from the state was found wanting during the hajj exercise.
Senator Gumba commended the pilgrims for their good conduct throughout their stay in the holy land, urged them to sustain the spirit.
All the pilgrims have returned with both their luggage and 4-litre gallons of Zam Zam water.
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