2 Appeal Court Justices confirmed killed in deadly Saudi hajj stampede

Posted by News Express | 28 September 2015 | 3,505 times

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has confirmed the death of two Court of Appeal justices among those who died during the deadly stampede at Mina, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday.

A statement issued by the CJN gave the names of the deceased as Justice Abdulkadir Jega, who was the brother of the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega; and Justice Musa Hassan Alkali of the Ilorin Division.

At least 769 oilgrims died in the tragedy, which occured at the venue where the pilgrims were to throw stones at a pillar representing the Devil.

•Photo shows Justice Mahmud Mohammed.

Source: News Express

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