The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has reported that 5 Nigerian pilgrims currently on the 2015 Hajj have died in Saudi Arabia.

The Head of  NAHCON Operations in Madinah, Dr Bello Tambuwal, disclosed this to newsmen at Madinah on Wednesday

He said NAHCON had established two clinics in Madinah to provide medical treatment to the pilgrims.

” The clinics were stocked with drugs. We brought some from Nigeria while we bought some here.”

Tambuwal said four of the deceased died in Madinah and one in Macca.

He however mentioned that the commission had not recorded any traffic accident involving a Nigerian pilgrim.

Tambuwal said 46,770 pilgrims had so far been transported to Saudi Arabia, adding that the exercise would be completed on schedule.

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