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  • Updated: November 10, 2023

Last Kano pilgrim in Saudi Arabia dies

Last Kano pilgrim in Saudi Arabia dies

The last Kano State pilgrim in Saudi Arabia, Umar Hamza, has passed away due to illness.

This was confirmed by the Kano Pilgrims Welfare on Friday in Kano.

According to the board, the 75-year-old pilgrim was hospitalised in Makkah after falling sick during the concluded 2023 Hajj.

In a statement signed by the spokesman of the board, Sulaiman Dederi, on Friday, the board's Director General, Alhaji Laminu Rabi’u Danbappa said Hamzat died on Thursday in the Makkah hospital.

The statement added that the family of the deceased had been informed in Gaya Local Government of the state.

“Alh, Laminu Danbappa, who expressed sadness over the demise of Alh Umar Hamza, described the deceased as an Islamic schooler. He sympathised with his family over that loss.

The statement noted; “The Director General, on behalf of the management of the Board, extended his deepest condolences to Jafar Umar Hamza, son of the deceased, other bereaved family members, as well as the entire Muslim Ummah.”

He then prayed to Almighty Allah to grant the deceased eternal rest and his family the fortitude to bear the huge loss,” the statement concluded.

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