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Hajj Stampede 15 Nigerian states that lost pilgrims to disaster

717 pilgrims of different nationalities perished in the incident which occurred during the “stoning the devil” rite in Mina, Saudi Arabia.

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According to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), 56 Nigerians have been confirmed dead in the deadly hajj stampede of September 24, 2015.

717 pilgrims of different nationalities perished in the incident which occurred during the “stoning the devil” rite in Mina, Saudi Arabia.

According to NAHCON, 15 Nigerian states have lost some of their pilgrims to the disaster.

They are:

  1. Bauchi

  2. Borno

  3. Cross River

  4. Jigawa

  5. Kano

  6. Katsina

  7. Kebbi

  8. Nasarawa

  9. Ogun

  10. Ondo

  11. Sokoto

  12. Taraba

  13. Yobe

  14. Zamfara

  15. Lagos

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered NAHCON to urgently account for all the country’s pilgrims due to the emergence of conflicting reports on the actual casualty figure.

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