“Egyptian Muslims, Hajj Pilgrims Caused Mina Saudi Arabia Stampede” – Nigerian Survivors Speak

September 28, 2015 – Nigerians, Survivors Of Mina Saudi Stampede Says Stubborn Egyptian Hajj Pilgrims Caused Tragedy

“Egyptian Muslims, Hajj Pilgrims Caused Mina Saudi Arabia Stampede Not Africans” – Nigerian Survivors Recount Ordeal

An Islamic Scholar who was part of the survivors of the stampede that killed over 700 Hajj pilgrims in Mina Saudi Arabi last week Thursday, Professor Ishaq Akintola has recounted his near-death experience.

His account of the stampede reads:

“As eyewitnesses of the gory stampede incident, we testify that it was caused by security breakdown on the part of the Saudi authorities. We left Muzdalifah for Mina around 6am on that fateful day. We branched in the NAHCON camp to drop our personal effects and headed straight to Jamrat which was less than three kilometres away. To our surprise, the road was blocked by Egyptian pilgrims who had cast their own stones and were returning to their camp. Instead of taking the route designated for returning pilgrims, they stubbornly took the route meant for those who were going.

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“The road became narrow and movement became difficult. The atmosphere became charged and even breathing and visibility were affected. The few policemen around desperately threw water at us to save us from collapsing. It became glaring to us at that moment that a monumental stampede was just around the corner

“The Saudi authorities therefore lied when they tried to put the blame squarely on African pilgrims. The stampede would not have occurred at all if Saudi security agents had disallowed pilgrims returning from the Jamrat from taking the same route on their way back.mina stampede God's judgement

“The practice over the years has always been to take a detour but this was not enforced last Thursday. The fact that the road to the same Jamrat became very free and safe yesterday and this (Saturday) morning when Saudi security agents strictly enforced the rules by disallowing returning pilgrims to use the same route as those going proves that our hypothesis is correct.

“This is criminal negligence and the Saudi authorities must be held accountable. We urge the Nigerian government to support NAHCON’s stand on this. Nigeria must demand compensation from the Saudis for families of the bereaved.

“We should also task the Saudis to involve the world Muslim Ummah in the planning and implementation of the annual Hajj exercise in view of the emerging scenario of complacency on the part of the Saudi authorities.”

14 thoughts on ““Egyptian Muslims, Hajj Pilgrims Caused Mina Saudi Arabia Stampede” – Nigerian Survivors Speak

  1. Egyptian are terrorist people,omo osan lo ma nko ponpo Ba iya re.they are from Africa so now the blames in on all africa

  2. I wonder why people blatantly refuse to use their sense. Where dd u see the devil let alone stoning it? Who built the house” for d devil in mecca? Over d long yrs u have been throwing billions of stone @d devil, hav u killed it?
    O d Saudis should involve u in their nation business, right? They re making billions of dollars in ur head each year and u re here talking was-was. Ignorant, poor people, instead of judiciously utilizing d little they hav chose to waste it on needless venture. Its a pity.

    • @ Okoro JC, may God Bless you one million times. It’s ludicrous to think in this day and age people are still this foolish. The so called Nollywood actors that went are the most stupid people I have come across , with all the exposure they can still be fooled to believe there”s one devil somewhere that they need to stone . Oya na go stone devil from grave.

  3. @okoro imagine dat…. Throwing stone to Satan… If Satan is there pls don’t come back with him o here in Nigeria. Since u have stoned the one here finish. Belief my foot.

  4. Y are u people mocking dead bodies? Ave u 4gotten dat someday u are going to die. If u don’t know wa 2 say just keep quiet, wit all dis u are saying u are sinning against God.

  5. Am quite sure Okoro JC is ignorant of his statement… May God forgive u bcos u misunderstood the conceptual idea behind the stoning…
    Stoning of the devil is a symbolic re-enactment of Abraham’s Hajj where he is said to have stoned three pillars which represents the temptation on disobey God.
    It’s all about traditions, it’s all about the religion and this has to do with individual’s faith… Plz never discriminate what u have no idea…

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