Taraba female pilgrim declared missing in Saudi Arabia

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One of the 668 Muslim pilgrims from Taraba State who travelled to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the just completed pilgrimage has been reported missing.

According to Daily Post, the missing pilgrim, Hassan Bamuze, was reported to be missing from the two batches of pilgrims that arrived in the state.

Confirming the report on Saturday in Jalingo, the state capital, the Public Relations Officer of the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Baba Muri, said the missing female pilgrim “has not been found yet.”

The Board said relevant mechanisms have been put in place to locate her and admitted that the “National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has assured that they will do everything humanly possible to help us find her.”

He said the state completed the 2022 Hajj successfully with the arrival of the last batch of 131 pilgrims from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia today.

“The state pilgrims began their journey back home after the completion of the Hajj rites with 536 pilgrims last Saturday, the board is elated that the exercise was successful.”