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Nigerian pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia

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Another Nigerian pilgrim, Hasiya Aminu, died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, July 8. 

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Aminu, from Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State, died while sleeping shortly after returning from Mount Arafat, according to her neighbours in the tent. 

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) confirmed the death of Hasiya in a statement on Friday. 

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Dr Usman Galadima, Chief of Operations and Head of the Nigerian Medical Mission, told the News Agency (NAN) that no cause has been ascertained for her death.

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Galadima said that the family of Aminu had already been informed of her death and she would be buried according to Islamic rites.

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Also confirming her death, the Ag. Director of Operations, Alh Abubakar Alhassan said the pilgrim died without any prior illnesses. 

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Aminu is the second pilgrim that has died during the 2022 Hajj operations.

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Hajiya Aisha Ahmed from Keffi in Nasarawa state died also last week after a brief illness and was buried in Makkah.

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