Rashida Tijani, a female pilgrim from Oyo State, who lost her purse containing $800 and other valuables, was saved from the trauma of her loss when a review of her hotel’s CCTV footage identified where she left the purse.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tijani, who is lodging at Elyas Silver Hotel, Madinah, with her colleagues, was despondent after the loss of the purse containing all her money.
However, a review of the CCTV footage showed the purse in a waste bin.
The money has been returned to Tijani with other valuables intact.
She said: “I am highly elated over the recovery of my money.
“I am most grateful to NAHCON officials, those of Oyo State Government and the management of the hotel.”
Earlier, the Head, Civic Education of the National Hajj Commission, Alhaji Umar Bala, while addressing some pilgrims in Madinah, called on them to take good care of their Basic Traveling Allowance and other valuables to avoid unpalatable development in the course of the Hajj.
Meanwhile, NAHCON said it had so far transported 17,161 pilgrims to Madinah in 35 flights as at Monday.