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Chief Imam Of Sultan's Mosque Killed In Hajj Stampede

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BEVERLY HILLS, September 27, (THEWILL) – The Chief Imam of the Sultan Abubakar III Jumaa’at Mosque, Sokoto, Sheikh Liman Dan-Ata is among the dead in the Mina, Saudi Arabia, hajj stampede, the Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency said.

The Media Assistant to the agency, Alhaji Farouk Umar, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.

The state government had in a statement issued on Saturday by Imam Imam, spokesman to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, confirmed the killing of nine other pilgrims from the state in the Mina stampede.

The agency has also confirmed the killing of the immediate Caretaker Chairman of Illela Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Bello Gidan-Hamma, his mother, stepmother and two wives in the stampede.

At the time of writing this report, several pilgrims from the state had been declared missing.