Another pilgrim from Kebbi has passed away after a brief illness in Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This is coming hours after the Kebbi Pilgrims Welfare Board announced the death of a female pilgrim, Tawalkatu Busare Alako, from Jega Local Government Area.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the second deceased, Alhaji Muhammad Suleman from Argungu Local Government Area, died on Sunday, May 26, 2024, after a short illness.

Alhaji Faruku Aliyu-Enabo, Executive Chairman of the Kebbi Pilgrims Welfare Board, announced this in a statement issued to journalists in Mecca on Sunday.

The deceased died on Sunday after a brief illness, and his funeral prayer took place at the Al-Masjid Al-Haram (Ka’aba). He was buried according to Islamic rites on the same day,” Aliyu-Enabo said.

“On behalf of the Kebbi Government, I extend our heartfelt condolences to his immediate family, Kebbi pilgrims, and the entire people of the state. We pray to the Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and grant his soul, as well as the souls of all departed Muslims, Jannatul Firdaus.”

The chairman urged the family of the deceased to take heart and accept the will of God Almighty in good faith, noting that no soul lives beyond its designated time.


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