Mecca Tragedy: 4 Gombe Pilgrims missing, one injured

FOUR female pilgrims from Gombe State have been declared missing following Friday’s crane crash at the Holy Ka’aba Mosque in Mecca where 107 people died.
One other female pilgrim got injured during the incident.
The state Amirul-Hajj, Alhaji Abdullahi Mai-Kano, disclosed this while sympathising with the state pilgrims in Mecca over the mishap, on Sunday.
Mai-Kano said that the four pilgrims were from Akko, Dukku and Nafada local government areas of the state.
He said the other faithful sustained injury in her head, but had been treated and discharged.
He said the four pilgrims were declared missing after a thorough verification and bed checking in the three houses accommodating the state pilgrims.
Meanwhile, a member of the Kaduna State Task Force on the 2015 Hajj, Alhaji Saidu Adamu, has revealed that a Kaduna State pilgrim was among the 107 people that died in Saudi Arabia last Friday.
In a statement issued to newsmen in Kaduna on Sunday, Adamu who is also the Head of Media said the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) identified the deceased as Alhaji Adamu Shuaibu Kargi who hailed from Kubau Local Government Area.
The member, who was a former Commissioner of Information, prayed to Allah to grant all the victims Aljana Firdausi and their families the fortitude to bear the loss.
He disclosed that the late Adamu’s family had already been notified of the tragedy.


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