Five Nigerian pilgrims had died in the Holy land in Saudi Arabia, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) can confirm.
This development was revealed to journalists by the Head of Madinah Operations of the commission, Dr Bello Tambuwal on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
Tambuwal stated that four of the deceased died in Madinah and one in Macca.
He said NAHCON had established two clinics in Madinah to provide medical treatment to the pilgrims.
“The clinics were stocked with drugs. We brought some from Nigeria while we bought some here,” Tambuwal stated.
He also said that the commission had not recorded any traffic accident involving a Nigerian pilgrim.
Tambuwal said 46,770 pilgrims had so far been transported to Saudi Arabia, adding that the exercise would be completed on schedule.