9,685 Nigerian Hajj Pilgrims Return Home

Over 9,000 Nigerian pilgrims have so far been airlifted back home from Saudi Arabia, after completing Hajj exercise in the holy land.

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) puts the figure at 9,685 as at Monday.

The Saudi authorities had given September 14 as the deadline of ending airlifting of Hajj pilgrims.

The commission spokesperson, Fatima Usara, in a statement says the 9,685 pilgrims were airlifted back to Nigeria in a total of 21 flights by Fly Nas and Max Air.

The airlifting of more than 60,000 Nigerians who performed the 2019 Hajj from Saudi Arabia began last August 17.

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