By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
No fewer than two pilgrims from Sokoto State have died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia as a result to natural causes in the recent pilgrimage to the Holy land.
The Director-General, Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar, disclosed this to journalistsÂ on Sunday, when he gave an update on the situation of the state’s pilgrims.
He said the two deceased pilgrims were Luba Usman from Illela Local Government and Musa Haruna from Gada Local Government Area.
According to him, the late Usman was eating her breakfastÂ on SaturdayÂ morning when she collapsed and died, while Haruna, who was in the first flight of Gada Local Government Area, died while on the queueÂ on SaturdayÂ night for the weighing of his hand luggage.
“The deceased who was also together with his son, just lied down to rest and that was the end of his life,” Umar said.