Hajj: 560 prospective pilgrims leave Niger for Saudi Arabia

The leader of the 2022 Niger Hajj delegation, Emir of Kontagora, Muazu Barau, has charged intending pilgrims from the state to be law abiding and good ambassadors.

Mr Muazu gave the charge on Friday while inaugurating the first flight of the state pilgrims at Umar Faruk Bahago Hajj Camp in Bosso Local Government Area of the state.

He advised the pilgrims to desist from taking prohibited items and illicit drugs, citing the scenario of a Kano girl alleged to have been set-up in a drug related issue.

Mr Muazu, while wishing the pilgrims an acceptable Hajj, urged them to use the sacred period to pray to Allah for peaceful existence and hitch-free 2023 general elections.

No fewer than 560 intending pilgrims were drawn from Munya, Mashegu, Chanchaga, Kontagora and Magama Local Government areas.

The first flight, with medical and other officials, was flown to Jedda International Airport aboard a Max airline.

Earlier, Governor Abubkar Bello congratulated…

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