The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the pilgrims were from Funtua zone comprising Bakori, Dandume, Funtua, Faskari and Danja Local Government Areas of the state.
The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Thursday said the remaining 444 pilgrims from the state would soon be transported back home from Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia new import, Ahmed Musa, has been handed the captain's band as the Super Eagles file out in Victoria this afternoon against The Pirates of Seychelles.
Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board says 872 pilgrims from the state have returned from Saudi Arabia after a successful 2018 Hajj operation.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the deceased died in the early hours of Friday in a motor accident on their way from Makkah to Madina.
The Public Relations Officer of the commission, Malam Yakub-Yahaya Talata-Mafara, confirmed the death to the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview.
Abdulrahaman Ishola, Executive Secretary, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, made this known on Thursday in Lagos.
The first batch of 312 Lagos pilgrims who participated in the just concluded will depart Saudi Arabia for Nigeria on Tuesday, aboard Medview Airline.
The pilgrims completed the rites on August 20, the Arafat Day, after the symbolic throwing of pebbles at the Devil on three consecutive days.
The commission’s Chairman, Abdullahi Muhktar, gave the threat while inspecting catering and accommodation services for pilgrims on Wednesday in Mina, Saudi Arabia