16th July 2024

Muslim Pilgrim Dies In Saudi Arabia,Onipede Cautions Pilgrims

A Lagos State Hajj pilgrim, Idris Oloshogbo, has died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The Secretary, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Saheed Onipede, made the announcement in a statement through the agency spokesperson, Taofeek Lawal, on Wednesday.

Onipede said the 68-year-old deceased from Shomolu Local Government, died while eating his food in the evening (after Solat Maghrib).

Oloshogbo was confirmed dead by medical experts in the country shortly after returning from Tawaf (circumambulation) of the Holy Kaaba in Makkah.

Onipede stressed that, while the cause of his death was yet to be medically ascertained as of press time, the death could not be unconnected with high blood pressure, BP, and the stress he passed through during the tawaf.

While extending the condolences of the state government to the immediate family and friends of the deceased, Onipede prayed that Allah would forgive his shortcomings and grant him Aljanat Fridauos as well as the reward of the Hajj, since he already had the intention.

He appealed to other pilgrims to exercise caution and restrain from overstressing themselves before the commencement of the real Hajj rites which are yet to be fulfilled.

“The deceased has been buried in Makkah in line with laid down principles of Saudi Arabian authorities,” Onipede stated.

DAILY POST recalls that two Hajj pilgrims from Kebbi State died in Saudi Arabia last Sunday.

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