Hajj 2022: Yobe concludes return airlift

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The Yobe State Pilgrims Commission has concluded the return airlift of all its pilgrims to this year’s Hajj from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia back to Nigeria.

The executive chairman of the commission, Alhaji Bukar Kime confirmed the developement in a short message to HAJJ REPORTERS on Friday in Makkah.

Alhaji Kime said the last flight conveying the remaining 59 pilgrims and 2 officials landed safely in Maiduguri, Borno state on Friday.

He said the pilgrims returned home in three flights with the first flight carrying 400 and the second carrying 392 pilgrims respectively.

“No Pilgrim from Yobe Stayed back, No Pilgrim was found with Covid-19 disease or Monkey Pox, No Pilgrim was convicted of any crime, “ Alhaji Kine said.


The chairman added that “ no Pilgrim was found with any prohibited items at all stages of Hajj screenings both in Nigeria and Saudi Airports”, adding that the pilgrims were rated the “most well-behaved Pilgrims by most Hajj stakeholders”.


The chairman added that no female Pilgrim was found to be pregnant during the Hajj operations.

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