Friday August 25, 2017 – Photo: Nigerian Woman, Pilgrim Who Died During 2017 Hajj Buried In Mecca Saudi Arabia
An elderly woman from Igala-Mela Local Government Area of Kogi state, Hajiya Asmau Iyawo Abdullahi, has reportedly died in Makkah after a brief illness.
The state’s Hajj Commission chairman, Shiekh Lukman Abdullahi Imam, disclosed this on Wednesday while giving an update of the Hajj exercise in Makkah.
He said the about 70 years old pilgrim died on Tuesday morning due to some complications.
“She died after attempts by our medical team to treat her failed. She was an elderly person and her health deteriorated immediately she arrived the holy land. May Allah forgive her of all her wrongdoings. She has since been buried in the city of Makkah,” Imam said.
“Apart from this pilgrim that died, all our pilgrims are in good health. We give thanks to Allah for keeping all our pilgrims in good health,” he said.