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Kano bars 10 pregnant pilgrims from Hajj





The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board has barred 10 pregnant intending pilgrims from performing the 2017 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

The Board’s Director of Operations, Alhaji Ahmad Garba, said on Wednesday that the affected pilgrims were detected during the pregnancy test.

He said all the pregnant women would not be allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia in compliance with the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)’s directive.

“All the affected pilgrims have been informed of their condition and asked to wait until next year, when they would have put to bed,” he said.

On the airlift of the state’s intending pilgrims, the director said at least 4, 379 pilgrims have been transported by Max Airline to Saudi Arabia for the 2017 Hajj.

“The pilgrims were airlifted to the Holy Land in eight flights and are now in Medina.

“The remaining 1,121 intending pilgrims on ground will be airlifted in two flights before the closure of the King Abdulazeez International Airport, Jeddah, on Aug. 26,” Garba added.

According to him, the first and second flights of the pilgrims are now preparing to leave Medina for Makka, in preparation for the Hajj exercise.

He said 5, 500 registered pilgrims are expected to perform the 2017 Hajj from Kano State.

NAN


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