A Nigerian pilgrim to this year’s hajj, Alhaji Mamman Nasiru Zungeru, has died in Makka, Saudi Arabia.
The Executive Secretary, Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Umar Makun Lapai, confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, July 27, in Minna.
“I regret to announce the death of one of our pilgrims from Niger state, in Makkah. Alhaji Mamman Nasiru Zungeru, from Wushishi Local government area,” the statement read.
“The burial prayers and rites shall be conducted by Saudi authories. hereby pray to Almighty Allah to grant the late Alhaji Mamman Nasiru Zungeru’s gentle soul Aljanat Firdausi and give the family the fortitude to bear the loss (Amin).”
Lapai, however, did not mention the circumstances surrounding the death of the deceased pilgrim.