Hajj: Kwara pilgrim commits suicide in Saudi Arabia

The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Board announced on Sunday that one of its pilgrims had committed suicide in Madina.

According to a press release signed by Abdulsalam AbdulKabir, the board’s Executive Secretary., the revelation follows a Saudi Arabian investigation into the cause of the pilgrim’s death.

The statement added that another pilgrim from the state also died in Madina.

“Saliu Mohammed, who arrived with Batch 3 of the state contingent, died in an intensive care unit of a public hospital in Madina after suddenly falling ill; while Hajia Hawawu Mohammed (Batch 9) also died following what Saudi authorities have investigated and found to be an unfortunate suicidal episode from the rooftop of her apartment in Madina.

“The pilgrims’ board deeply regrets these sad events but submits totally to the decree and ultimate knowledge of Allah in all affairs.

“The board sends profound condolences to their families and asks Allaah to grant them comfort and forgive the deceased,” the statement read.

So far, five Nigerian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia during this year’s pilgrimage.

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