Hajj 2024: Nigerian pilgrim allegedly commits suicide in Saudi Arabia, another dies from illness

A Nigerian pilgrim from Kwara State, Hajia Hawawu Mohammed, has reportedly committed suicide in Saudi Arabia.


The Executive Secretary of the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Board, Abdulsalam Abdulkadir, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, June 9, 2024, said Hawatu was suspected to have killed herself from the rooftop of her apartment in Madina.


Abdulkadir said Saliu Mohammed, another pilgrim, died in an intensive care unit of a public hospital in Madina.


Mohammed arrived in the holy land with batch 3 of the state contingent.


The pilgrims’ board said it deeply regrets these sad events, but submits totally to the decree and ultimate knowledge of Allah in all affairs.


“Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Board sends heartfelt commiserations to the families of two of our pilgrims who returned to their Lord in Madina, Saudi Arabia, “the statement read.


“Saliu Mohammed, who arrived with Batch 3 of the state contingent, died in an intensive care unit of a public hospital in Madina after suddenly falling ill; while Hajia Hawawu Mohammed (Batch 9) also died following what Saudi authorities have investigated and found to be an unfortunate suicidal episode from the rooftop of her apartment in Madina.”

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