A total of 3,937 pilgrims from Kaduna state have so far returned from the Holy Land in eight flights since the commencement of their journey back to the country, Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Board official said on Monday.
A total of 6,713 pilgrims performed the 2017 Hajj from Kaduna State. According to the Board’s Public Relations Officer, Yunusa Abdullahi, the 8th flight landed at Kaduna International Airport on Monday morning, with 545 pilgrims aboard Max Air.
“With this, Max Air has transported back its allotted pilgrims of Kaduna State. The pilgrims that arrived Monday are mainly from Chikun, Ikara and Kaduna South local government areas,” he said.
Abdullahi further noted that, the pilgrims arrived with their luggage and are given five litres of Zamzam water at Hajj Transit Camp, Mando, adding that, the two airlines transporting Kaduna State pilgrims back home were Max Air and Med View airlines.
He added that the remaining 2,776 pilgrims from Kaduna State still in Saudi Arabia would be transported back home by Med View Airline in seven flights from Wednesday, September 20th.