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Kaduna agency returns over 2,500 pilgrims 

The Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency has returned over 2,500 out of its 4, 767 pilgrims that performed this year’s Hajj  in Saudi Arabia.

A statement signed by the agency’s spokesperson, Yunusa Mohammed Abdullahi, said the pilgrims were airlifted back home in five outbound flights by MaxAir Airline.

The statement recalled that the return journey began last Monday and all pilgrims landed Nigeria with both their hand luggage and checked-in bags simultaneously.

The agency assured the remaining pilgrims still in Saudi Arabia that they would be reunited with their families soon.

The agency reiterated that Kaduna state had the highest number of pilgrims, totalling 4,767 in this year’s hajj, regretting that two had passed away during the exercise in Saudi Arabia.

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