News - South West - Lagos Updated: May 29, 2024

Lagos pilgrim dies in Makkah during Hajj

By Hadiza Musa Yusuf
May 29, 2024

A Lagos State Hajj pilgrim, Idris Oloshogbo, has died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The Secretary of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Saheed Onipede, announced the news through the board’s Spokesperson, Taofeek Lawal, on Wednesday.

The 68-year-old, who hailed from Shomolu Local Government, died in the evening while eating his meal after the Maghrib prayer. 

Medical experts confirmed his death shortly after he returned from performing Tawaf, circumambulation of the Holy Kaaba

Onipede noted, “The cause of his death was yet to be medically ascertained as of press time, but it could not be unconnected with high blood pressure and the stress he experienced during the Tawaf.”


He extended the state government's condolences to Oloshogbo's family and friends, offering prayers 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.”

Onipede also advised other pilgrims to be cautious and avoid overexerting themselves before the main Hajj rites commence.

"The deceased has been buried in Makkah in line with the laid-down principles of Saudi Arabian authorities," he stated.




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