Tambuwal Donates N500,000 Each To 138 Families Of Hajj Stampede Victims

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto has announced a monetary
donation of N500,000 to each of the 138 families of the 2015 hajj stampede from
the state.
A breakdown of the number of victims showed that 114
pilgrims from Sokoto were confirmed dead, 22 are still missing while two are
injured and receiving treatment.
A statement by Mr. Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imam, said the
governor announced the donation while receiving the report of the 2015 hajj
committee in Sokoto today.
The statement said even though the government could not
compensate the families for the loss of their loved ones, the gesture was in
fulfillment of the promise he made when the tragedy occurred in September this
year.

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