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Published On: Fri, Oct 24th, 2014

582 Kwara pilgrims return home

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Hajj arrivalFrom Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin.

The first batch of 582 Pilgrims from Kwara state, who performed 2014 Hajj exercise arrived llorin International airport at the early hours of Thursday from Saudi Arabia.

The Kabo airline aircraft, which conveyed the pilgrims, arrived at the llorin international Airport at about 3.42 am.

The Permanent Secretary, General Service of Muslims Pilgrims Board, Kwara state, Alhaji Murtala Shehu, while speaking to journalists yesterday said all the pilgrims are doing fine.

Shehu said the second batch of pilgrims from Kwara, who are also 582 in number, are expected to leave Saudi at 8 p.m. Saudi Arabia time and will arrive with the same Kabo airline aircraft at the early hours of today.

Some of the pilgrims, who were mostly women, rendered various songs glorifying God for their safe return from the holy pilgrimage.

 

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