Another female Nigerian pilgrim has died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

A Nigeria pilgrim was reportedly from Katsina state and she died in her accommodation, the head of Nigeria’s medical team, Ibrahim Kana, said.

According to report by Mr Kana, in an email, said the late pilgrim had no history of previous illness as she was duly examined alongside the other pilgrims before being passed to embark on the journey.

He also said the pilgrim as no history of previous illness after going through all the Electronics health Medical Record.

He said “her body is about to being evacuate to the morgue.

Mr Kana said the probable cause of death is “Myocardial Infection but we are yet to conclude the verbal autopsy”.

He said Katsina State Government has been informed and that it is their responsibility to transmit information to the deceased family accordingly.

Over 13,000 Nigerians have travelled for this year’s pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. More are still expected to travel for the Islamic religious rite.

Pilgrimage to Makkah is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is mandatory for Muslims who can afford it.

May her soul rest in peace.