The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) yesterday said five Nigerian pilgrims had died in the holy land of Saudi Arabia. The Head of Madinah Operations of NAHCON, Bello Tambuwal, disclosed this to journalists in Madinah, saying four of the deceased died in Madinah and one in Mecca.
According to him, the National Hajj Commission had established two clinics in Madinah to provide medical treatment to the pilgrims.
“The clinics were stocked with drugs. We brought some from nigeria while we bought some here,” he said.
He however said the commission had not recorded any traffic accident involving a Nigerian pilgrim.