Hajj 2018: More Nigerian pilgrims land in Madinah

Hajia Sani, Madinah- Saudi Arabia

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Pilgrims from four states in Nigeria have touched down in Madinah, as the traffic of arrivals for the 2018 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, continues to swell.
The latest arrivals are from Kebbi, Adamawa, Sokoto and Lagos States.
In its official logs released to journalists on Friday, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria confirmed that the Madinah-bound flight from Birnin Kebbi in Kebbi state, took off on Thursday night at 22:32 hours with 436 pilgrims.
The contingent comprised 223 males and 213 females, on the 24th flight from Nigeria.
Their arrival brought the number of Nigerian pilgrims airlifted for the Holy pilgrimage to 10,141.
NAHCON records also show that the 1st flight from Yola, in Adamawa State, which taxied at 00:50 hours with 546 pilgrims and eight officials on board and comprised of 355 males and 191 Females has also landed in Madinah.
The flight from Yola was the 25th departure from Nigeria and brought the total number of airlifted pilgrims to 10,687.
Similarly, a contingent of 423 pilgrims and nine officials from Sokoto State also arrived in Madinah on Friday.
The pilgrims, made up of 227 males, 146 females and nine officials, were conveyed on board the 26th flight from Nigeria, which brought the total number of airlifted pilgrims to 11,110.
Arriving shortly after the Sokoto contingent was the 2nd flight from Lagos with 316 pilgrims and four officials. The aicraft took off from Nigeria on Friday at 12:29 hours.
Passengers on board the 27th flight from Nigeria were 157 males and 163 female, bringing the total number of airlifted pilgrims to 11,430.
Bilkisu Pai