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Lagos Hajj pilgrim d!es in Saudi Arabia


One of the Hajj pilgrims from Lagos State, Idris Oloshogbo, 68, is d3ad. He d!ed in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Lagos Hajj pilgrim d!es in Saudi Arabia

Oloshogbo was confirmed dead by medical experts in the country.

It was gathered that Oloshogbo died shortly after returning from Tawaf (circumambulation) of the Holy Kaaba in Makkah.

The Secretary, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Saheed Onipede, announced the sad loss in a statement through the agency spokesperson, Taofeek Lawal, Wednesday.

According to Onipede, the deceased, a 68-year-old pilgrim from Shomolu Local Government, died while eating his food in the evening (after Solat Maghrib).

He stressed that, while the cause of his death was yet to be medically ascertained as of press time, the death could not be unconnected with high blood pressure (BP) and the stress he passed through during the tawaf.

While extending the condolences of the state government to the immediate family and friends of the deceased, Onipede prayed that Allah would forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljanat Fridauos as well as the reward of the Hajj, since he already had the intention.

Therefore, he appealed to other pilgrims to exercise caution and refrain from overstressing themselves before the commencement of the real Hajj rites that are yet to be fulfilled.

“The deceased has been buried in Makkah in line with the principles laid down by Saudi Arabian authorities,” Onipede stated.