First batch of 412 Adamawa pil­grims air­lifted

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Kabiru R. An­war, Yola

The first batch of 412 in­tend­ing pil­grims from Adamawa State were yes­ter­day air­lifted to Saudi Ara­bia.

Daily Trust re­ports that the plane car­ry­ing the pil­grims from Adamawa took off from Yola In­ter­na­tional Air­port at 5:15 am.

The Hajj op­er­a­tion suf­fered a set back af­ter au­thor­i­ties failed to com­mence the air­lift on Tues­day 8th Au­gust,2017 as ear­lier sched­uled due to some tech­ni­cal hitch.

The In­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer of the Mus­lim Pil­grims Wel­fare Board, Mustapha Aliyu said the air­lifted pil­grims were from Mubi North, Mubi South, Gombi and Fu­fore lo­cal arears, adding that they com­prised of 288 men and 124 while three of­fi­cials of the bo­rad trav­eled with them.

The board had an­nounced that a to­tal of 2600 pil­grims from the state were ex­pected to per­form Hajj pil­grim­age this year.

The Board’s Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary, Abubakar Bob­boi warned pil­grims against trav­el­ling with banned items, urg­ing them to re­spect the laws of the host coun­try.

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