Five Nigerian pilgrims have died in the Holy land, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said yesterday.

The Head of Madinah Operations of NAHCON, Dr Bello Tambuwal, told reporters in Madinah that

Four of the deceased died in Madinah and one in Macca.

He said NAHCON had established two clinics in Madinah to provide medical treatment for the pilgrims.

“The clinics are stock with drugs. We brought some from Nigeria while we bought some here.’’

He also said the commission had not recorded any traffic accident involving a Nigerian pilgrim.

Tambuwal said 46,770 pilgrims had been transported to Saudi Arabia.

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