2019 Hajj: 495 of Katsina state pilgrims begins journey back home
No fewer than 495 Katsina state pilgrims have left the holy city of Makkah to Jeddah as they began their journey back home to Katsina, Nigeria, Katsina Post learned.
This was disclosed by Malam Badaru Bello, the Public Relations Officer of Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, during an interview with journalists in Makkah on Saturday.
Accordingtto him, the plane to transport the pilgrims was expected to arrive from Nigeria tonight, though he did not mention specific time as to the scheduled departure and arrival time of the plight in Nigeria.
He said that all the pilgrims scheduled for departure to Nigeria were in good health and high spirit, adding; “ we thank God that we have started transporting our pilgrims back to Nigeria in good time”.
The second flight is expected to depart Saudi Arabia to Katsina on Monday, Aug 19.