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First batch of Kaduna pilgrims return home

First batch of Kaduna pilgrims have returned home from Saudi Arabi after successfully completing the 2018 hajj exercise.

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The Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Yunusa Abdullahi, made the disclosure in a statement in Kaduna on Sunday.

He said the first flight arrived Kaduna International Airport at the early hours of Sunday with 560 pilgrims via Max Airline.

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He expressed delight that the pilgrims arrived with their luggage and were given 5 litre of Zamzam water at Hajj Transit Camp, Mando.

“About 3, 237 pilgrims performed the hajj from Kaduna State this year. We prayed for a hitch-free airlift back home,” he said.

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