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Kebbi pilgrim dies after brief illness in Saudi

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

A 2024 Hajj pilgrim from Kebbi State, Tawalkatu Alako, has been pronounced dead by medical experts after brief illness in Saudi Arabia.

The deceased, who hails from Jega Local Government Area, has been laid to rest in accordance with Islamic rites.

Alako’s death was confirmed by the Chairman, Kebbi Pilgrims Welfare Board, Faruku Aliyu-Enabo, through a statement released on Sunday to newsmen.

He said, “The deceased died on Saturday after a brief illness and her funeral prayer took place at the Al-Masjid Al-Haram (Ka’aba). She was buried according to Islamic rites on the same day”.

The chairman, on behalf of the Kebbi government, extended his heartfelt condolences to her immediate family, Kebbi pilgrims, and the entire people of the state.

Aliyu-Enabo prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive her shortcomings and grant her Jannatul Firdaus.
Animashaun Salman

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