Last batch of Kwara pilgrims back in Ilorin from Saudi Arabia

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By Abdulrazaq Adebayo

About 3,550 pilgrims from Kwara State who performed the 2023 hajj in Saudi Arabia have returned home.

The last batch of the pilgrims arrived at the Ilorin International Airport at 9 am on Saturday.

The aircraft that transported the remaining 272 Kwara pilgrims departed Jeddah International Airport in Saudi Arabia at about 0230hours in the early hours of Saturday.

All the pilgrims were in high spirit and were received by their relations and well-wishers.

The Executive Secretary of Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji AbdulSalam AbdulKadir, who arrived alongside others, said 272 pilgrims were on board the aircraft.

He confirmed that the state recorded one death, Alhaji Busari Alao, from Ilorin who was in his 70s.

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