There were around 3,550 pilgrims from Kwara State who traveled to Saudi Arabia to conduct the hajj in 2023 and have now returned home.
On Saturday morning at nine o’clock, the very last group of pilgrims landed safely at the Ilorin International Airport.
Around 2:30 in the AM local time on Saturday, the plane that was used to transport the remaining 272 Kwara pilgrims took off from Jeddah International Airport in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
All of the pilgrims arrived in high spirits and were greeted by their loved ones and friends who had traveled to see them.
Alhaji AbdulSalam AbdulKadir, the Executive Secretary of the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, came at the airport alongside other individuals and reported that there were 272 pilgrims on board the plane.
Alhaji Busari Alao, a resident of Ilorin who was in his 70s, had passed away, as confirmed by him, the state had recorded one fatality.