The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Kano Zone, said on Wednesday that over 3, 000 pilgrims from Kano State have returned home after this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Mohammed Yola, an official of the commission, who disclosed this in Kano, said the pilgrims were returned to the country through Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, by Max Air Limited and Sky Power Airlines in six flights.
According to him, Max Air made five trips while Sky Power made one trip which brought the number of flights to six.
“With the six flights, the two airlines have so far retuned over 3, 000 of the 5, 708 pilgrims that performed the Hajj this year from Kano state”, he said.
Yola explained that Kabo Air Limited was also expected to begin the transportation of the remaining pilgrims back home on Friday.
A total of 5, 708 pilgrims performed the 2014 Hajj from the state.