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Security tightened for Hajj pilgrimmage

17 June 2015, 20:36

Abuja - Police have been ordered to tighten security for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria ahead of the airlifting of pilgrims for this year’s Hajj operation.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, gave the command during a courtesy call on IGP in his office in Abuja by Hajj Commission members led by Chairman, Abdullahi Murktar Mohammed.

Also read: Muslims medical screening commences ahead of Hajj

“The Chairman of the Hajj Commission who was full of praises for various assistance from the Police on security arrangement for the Commission,expressed confidence in the Police leadership of the IGP to deliver adequate security for its Commission and Nigerians at large,” Force Spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu said.

The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime.

It will begin on September 21.

- CAJ News

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