The National Hajj Commission has said that the final batch of Nigerians who survived the stampede that occurred during the September 2015 Hajj stampede in Mina, Mecca has returned safe and sound.
In a press release signed by the commission’s head of Media and Publicity, Uba Mana, the statement said that the pilgrim arrived at the (Malam Aminu Kano International Airport) on board flight VL0202 of Med-View Airlines accompanied by the Nigerian consulate Jeddah.
“She was received on arrival, by staff of the commission and leadership of the Sokoto State Pilgrims’ Welfare Agency. The pilgrim who appeared hale and hearty has since been conveyed to Sokoto.”
The commission thanked the Saudi Arabian authority for taking care of its citizen and the Sokoto government for its support.
Recall that on 24 September 2015, a stampede caused the death of at least 2,236 pilgrims who were suffocated or crushed during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, Mecca, making it one of the deadliest Hajj disasters in history.