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22,000 Nigerian pilgrims return home – NAHCON

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said Friday that about 22,000 Nigerian pilgrims have so far returned home safely.

This was announced in a statement by the NAHCON head of public affairs division Hajiya Fatima Sanda Usara.


She said Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Edo, Kwara, Kogi, Kebbi, Nasarawa states and Armed Forces have concluded their return journey.

“Sokoto has only one flight to complete its return trip while FlyNas also has only one flight to conclude its 2018 airlift of Nigerian pilgrims,” she said.


The commission also warned all pilgrims on the danger of including prohibited items, not only in their hand luggage but also in their 32kg main luggage.

“This call became necessary following discoveries made during an unscheduled visit to pilgrims’ luggage screening bay, where some bags were found with prohibited items that could compromise safety of passengers,” she said.


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