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Niger state pilgrim dies in Saudi Arabia

One pilgrim from Niger state has been found dead in the lift of a 10- storey building in Makka, Saudi Arabia. The pilgrim, said to be from Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state was alleged to have suffocated inside the lift while going to ground floor from the seventh floor of the building on Wednesday morning according to a witness account.

“All the lifts in this hotel are faulty, we have been complaining to the management but nothing has been done; about three people were also trapped in one of the lifts this morning.”

The leader of Niger State Hajj operations, Alhaji Abubakar Magaji who pleaded with the pilgrims to be calm said they were awaiting the response of the Saudi authority on the matter.

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