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Special prayer held for Hajj stampede victims in Sokoto

02 October 2015, 21:33

Sokoto - A special prayer was held in Sokoto on Friday for victims of the Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia.

The prayer was jointly organised by the Sultanate Council of Sokoto and the Sokoto State Government.

The prayer session was attended by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III, among other top officials.

Tambuwal promised that the state government would assist the families of all the pilgrims from the state who lost their lives in the stampede.

Also read: Hajj stampede: All Nigerian pilgrims will be accounted for

The governor said the same gesture would be extended to the injured pilgrims upon their return from Saudi Arabia.

Describing the deaths of the pilgrims as collective losses, Tambuwal also said "death is an inevitable end for all mortals.’’

The Secretary to the Sokoto State Government , Prof. Bashir Garba, said that the prayer session was organised for the repose of the departed pilgrims.

He added that "we are also praying that God will grant the injured pilgrims speedy recovery.’’

The prayer was presided over by the leader of Islamic clerics in the state, Sheikh Buhari Sirridawa. 



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