Hajiya Aisha Ahmed, a Nigerian on Holy Pilgrimage to Madinah has died of illness in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board, Alhaji Idris Al-Makura, who confirmed the sad development, said the deceased, who hailed from Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, died after a brief illness.
Al-Makura said, she had no record of ailment before departing from Nigeria.
“The deceased had no medical history as at the time of departure to the Holy Land and we are together in Madinah. Some of the pilgrims took ill two days ago.
“She was first taken to the National Hajj Commission’s Hospital in Makkah and later transferred to the King Abdulaziz Hospital where she passed on. The family was duly informed of the death.
“We sent the family a video recording of the process of her death confirmation, to the funeral rites and finally, the burial”, he said.