Saudi Officials Apologise to Nigerian Pilgrims Maltreated at Madina Airport

The Saudi Government has apologized to two Nigerian pilgrims who were maltreated by security personnel at the Madina Airport.

According to a report by PRNigeria, the Deputy Governor of Madina region, Sheikh Mohammad Albijawi tendered the apology when he visited the victims in their hotel.

While assuring that the security officials will be sanctioned for the maltreatment, he urged Nigerian pilgrims to be of good conduct and perform the annual spiritual pilgrimage based on the religious guidelines and instructions.

He further disclosed that the Saudi authorities have put facilities in place to ensure a hitch free Hajj this year.

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Umaru Salisu Zainabu also commended the Saudi Arabia authorities for a swift response to the incident.

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) had recently announced that 79,000 intending Pilgrims were going to perform this year’s Hajj.

The first airlift from Nigeria took off from the Abuja International Airport on July 30, 2017 and would be concluded by August 26, 2017 when the Jeddah International Airport will be closed.

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