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Sokoto Government Confirms Rescue of Intending Pilgrims

Sokoto Government Confirms Rescue of Intending Pilgrims

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via [email protected]

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Sokoto State government has confirmed that intending pilgrims from Isa local government area of the state, on their way to the state capital for take-off to this year’s pilgrimage, have been rescued unscathed.

According to the state Commissioner for Information, Isah Bajini Galadanchi, all of the intending pilgrims, their relatives who were accompanying them to Sokoto Hajj camp and the security men escorting them, were momentarily held up by suspected bandits operating on the corridor linking the eastern part of the state, arrived safely in Sokoto, the capital city.

This is contained in a statement by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor, Muhammad Bello.

"Already, the contingents have been received by Government officials and are being the processed for their onward journey to the Holy Land,” the statement raid.

 

 

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via [email protected]

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