Mecca Tragedy: Buhari Orders Hajj Commission To Account For All Nigerian PilgrimsFeatured, Latest News, News Monday, September 28th, 2015
BALTIMORE, MD, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the National Hajj Commission and the Nigerian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to urgently account for all Nigerian pilgrims in the aftermath of last Thursday’s disaster at Mina.
The Presidential directive follows conflicting reports on the number of Nigerians who died or suffered injuries in the tragedy which claimed well over 700 lives.
President Buhari is very concerned that days after the unfortunate incident, some Nigerian families are still grappling with painful uncertainty over the fate of their relatives who traveled to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj.
President Buhari has also directed the Hajj Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Nigerian Embassy in Saudi Arabia to give all necessary assistance to Nigerians who are still receiving treatment for injuries suffered in Mina.
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