Kano - No fewer than 7 000 pilgrims of the 10 255 pilgrims, who performed this year’s Hajj from Kano and Jigawa States have so far been transported back to the country.
Alhaji Mohammed Yola, the Accepting Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Kano Zone, disclosed this on Thursday while fielding questions from newsmen in Kano.
NAN reports that the pilgrims were transported by Kabo, Max and Meridian airlines, to Saudi Arabia from the Kano zone in 12 flights through the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.
"As at today only five flights remain for this zone; Kano State has three flights and Jigawa two flights.
"If things go as planned, all the pilgrims will be transported back to the country within the next few days."
According to Yola, Kabo Air has already completed the transportation of its share of pilgrims from the zone, while Max and Meridian airlines share the remaining five flights between them.
NAN recalls that 7 025 pilgrims performed this year’s Hajj from Kano State and 3 230 pilgrims from Jigawa State.