HAJJ: 507 Osun Pilgrims, Others Arrive From S’Arabia

First batch of pilgrims from Osun State arriving from Mecca, Saudi Arabia after the 2013 Hajj at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja Lagos ... on Sunday.First batch of pilgrims from the State of Osun arrived from Mecca, Saudi Arabia after the 2013 Hajj at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja Lagos on Sunday.

The first batch of 805 pilgrims that performed the 2013 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, arrived at the Muritala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and the Ilorin Airport, aboard Med-View Airline on Sunday.

A statement made available to aviation correspondents by Mr. Oyibotha Obuke, on behalf of the airline, said that a Med-View Boeing B747 aircraft with 507 pilgrims from Osun touched down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja at 9.00a.m.

It added that 298 pilgrims from Ondo State also  arrived at the Ilorin Airport aboard the airline’s B767 aircraft at 5.30a.m.

The statement said that the airline was pleased with the safe arrival of the pilgrims after a successful pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

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