Old Nigerian pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia

An old-aged Nigerian woman pilgrim from Sokoto State was on Tuesday confirmed dead.

The yet to identify woman died in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, few days to the commencement of 2019 Hajj rites.

The Head of Medical team, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Dr Hamidu Liman, who made the revelation while talking with reporters in Madinah on Tuesday, declared the late had an illness before embarkingg on the trip, but was later referred to Al Ansar hospital, Madinah, where she died four days ago.

The deceased was buried in Madinah after her family was contacted according to Liman.

“The deceased developed an illness from Nigeria, we attended to her but when her condition did not improve, we referred her for special attention at Al Ansar hospital, Madinah. “We lost her in the hospital four days ago.

“I would advise intending pilgrims to ascertain their health status before embarking on pilgrimage because it involves lots of energy-sapping activities. “They are urged to do physical exercise before embarking on pilgrimage, to ensure they are physically fit for the exercise,” NAN quoted Liman as saying.

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