Nigerian Muslim pilgrim identified as Hajiya Asmau Iyawo Abdullahi was reported to have died during this year’s hajj in Mecca on Tuesday after she fell ill during the holy visit .

According to reports the deceased is reported to be an indigen of Igala-mela local government area of Kogi state.

The Kogi State Hajj Commission Chairman, Shiekh Lukman Abdullahi Imam who announced the death, revealed that this is part of the update on pilgrims from the state currently in Mecca for this year’s Hajj.

He said, “She died after all attempts by our medical team to treat her failed.”

“She was an elderly person and her health deteriorated immediately she arrived the holy land.

May Allah forgive her of all her wrongdoings; she has since been buried in the city of Makkah.”

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