56 Nigerians dead, 61 injured At The Saudi Stampede


Reports coming in from Saudi Arabia, says 56 Nigerians pilgrims died during the stampede, and 61 others, were injured.

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The Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhtar revealed this yesterday, after a meeting with Nigerian mission in Saudi Arabia.


ThisDay newspaper also reports that the figure could be higher, because some Nigerians have not yet been accounted for.

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Nigerian states that lost pilgrims are Bauchi, Borno, Cross River, Jigawa, Nassarawa, Niger, Kwara, Ogun, Lagos, Osun and Yobe State


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