550 pilgrims representing the first flight, has arrived the Umar Musa Yar’Adua International Airport Katsina.
The plane touched down at about 11p.m. on Thursday. The pilgrims on board were those airlifted to Saudi Arabia in the first flight from Dutsinma, Danmusa, Batsari and Kurfi in Dutsinma zone.
The Permanent Secretary for Religious Affairs Alhaji Lawal Danhaire and the Airport Manager Alhaji Bello Sabo Giade received the pilgrims, among whom were the member of the State House of Assembly representing Dutsinma Alhaji Halilu Ibrahim Karofi.
Some of the pilgrims expressed gratitude to the state government for keeping to the promise of bringing them back home on time. They also thanked the state government for giving them 300 Saudi Riyals at the holy Land.