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5 Nigerians Die In Hajj, 30 With Mental Challenges


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According to the National Hajj Commission, five (5) deaths have been confirmed among Nigerian pilgrims participating in the ongoing Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

5 Nigerians Die In Hajj, 30 With Mental Challenges

As per The Punch reports, the head of NAHCON Hajj medical team, Usman Galadima, made this known on Saturday during a meeting of the commission in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, adding that 30 patients also have mental health challenges.


He identified the delegates as two each from Osun and Kaduna states, while Plateau State recorded one.

Galadima disclosed that the people with mental challenges are currently undergoing treatment and are expected to perform Hajj.

According to him, “There are 30 of them with mental health challenges. We have been managing them in our facilities. We have about four psychiatrists on the team.”

He added that, “We have been managing them and all of them would likely perform hajj because they are a bit stable now.”

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He further stated that the 2023 Hajj clinic recorded two miscarriages and delivered one baby.

Hajj (pilgrimage) is the fifth of the fundamental Muslim practices and institutions known as the Five Pillars of Islam and it is considered a sacred journey that every adult Muslim who are physically and financially able must make at least once in their lifetime.

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