2024 Hajj: Final Batch of 175 Borno Pilgrims Arrive in Madinah

Written by Yusuf Zubairu

The last batch of 175 intending pilgrims from Borno State has arrived at Prince Muhammad ibn Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The intending pilgrims, including Governor Babagana Zulum, the state Amirul Hajj Senator Kaka Shehu Lawan, and other officials of the Pilgrims Welfare Board, left Muhammadu Buhari International Airport in Maiduguri at 2:35 AM on Saturday and arrived in Madinah at 8:10 AM local time.

Borno State’s Amirul Hajj, Senator Kaka Shehu Lawan, interacts with some intending pilgrims from the last flight shortly before their departure to Madinah.

The airlift of Borno pilgrims commenced on May 27th, with over 1,600 currently in Mecca after completing their stay in Madinah.

1,815 pilgrims from Borno State will perform the 2024 Hajj, which according to Saudi Arabian authorities, will start on Friday, June 14th.

Correspondent Dauda Iliya, currently in Makkah, reports that other contingents on the last flight include members of the National and State assemblies, commissioners, and some heads of federal government agencies.

Dauda Iliya