Shock as Kwara intending pilgrim commits suicide in Saudi Arabia

Two intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia from Kwara State, Salihu Mohammed and Hawawu Mohammed, have died in Madina, Saudi Arabia.

The executive secretary of Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims’ Board, AbdulSalam AbdulKabir, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

He said while Saliu Mohammed died in an intensive care unit of a public hospital in Madina after suddenly falling ill, Hawawu Mohammed died, “following what Saudi authorities have investigated and found to be an unfortunate suicidal episode from the rooftop of her apartment in Madina.”

The statement read: “Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Board sends heartfelt commiserations to the families of two of our pilgrims who returned to their Lord in Madina, Saudi Arabia.

“Saliu Mohammed, who arrived with Batch 3 of the state contingent, died in an intensive care unit of a public hospital in Madina after suddenly falling ill; while Hajia Hawawu Mohammed (Batch 9) also died following what Saudi authorities have investigated and found to be an unfortunate suicidal episode from the rooftop of her apartment in Madina.

“The pilgrims’ board deeply regrets these sad events, but submits totally to the decree and ultimate knowledge of Allah in all affairs.

“The board sends profound condolences to their families and asks Allah to grant them comfort and forgive the deceased.”

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