BREAKING: Over 18,000 Nigerian Hajj Pilgrims Airlifted

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says a total of 18,906 pilgrims have been airlifted for the 2024/1445 Holy pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

The agency disclosed this in a Day 11 airlift update on Saturday.

The airlifting of the aforementioned number of pilgrims had taken place in 45 flights.

NAHCON on its X handle, #nigeriahajjcom gave the update.

A post shared earlier gave a pictorial breakdown of the total number of already airlifted pilgrims per state, flight and gender.

“Today, Air Peace flight APK7920 departed from Lagos to Madinah at 11:45hrs, carrying 298 pilgrims from Edo State. The group consists of 162 males and 136 females.

“This flight marks a significant milestone in the ongoing pilgrimage airlift operations. To date, a total of 18,906 pilgrims have been transported across 45 flights,” it read.

The information was confirmed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria Command and Control Center in Abuja.

More details later…


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