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Lagos State Hajj Pilgrim Passes Away in Makkah

A Lagos State Hajj pilgrim, Idris Oloshogbo, has died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The announcement was made on Wednesday by Saheed Onipede, Secretary of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, through the agency’s spokesperson, Taofeek Lawal.

Oloshogbo, 68, from Shomolu Local Government, passed away while eating his evening meal after Solat Maghrib prayers. Medical experts confirmed his death shortly after he returned from performing Tawaf (circumambulation) of the Holy Kaaba in Makkah.

Onipede indicated that while the precise cause of death has not yet been determined, it is likely related to high blood pressure and the physical exertion during Tawaf.

Expressing the state government’s condolences, Onipede extended sympathies to Oloshogbo’s family and friends. He prayed for Allah’s forgiveness for the deceased and for him to be granted Aljanat Firdaus and the reward of Hajj, given his intention to complete it.

He also urged other pilgrims to exercise caution and avoid overexertion before the commencement of the main Hajj rites.

“The deceased has been buried in Makkah in accordance with the principles established by the Saudi Arabian authorities,” Onipede stated.

This follows the deaths of two Hajj pilgrims from Kebbi State in Saudi Arabia last Sunday.

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