By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has commenced the airlift of pilgrims back home from the Holy land, Saudi Arabia.
The Public Relations Officer of the board, Yunusa M. Abdullahi, said in a statement released in Kaduna on Monday that the first batch of 448 pilgrims arrived the Kaduna International Airport in the early hours of Monday via MedView Airline flight.
“The return journey started after successful completion of Hajj rites by pilgrims from the state,’’ he said.
He stated that the second flight is expected to arrive Kaduna on Tuesday evening.
Abdullahi said, four pilgrims from the state died while on pilgrimage.
According to him , 6,713 pilgrims from the state performed this year’s hajj.