First batch of 400 Hajj Pilgrims begin journey to Mecca (Photos)

First batch of 400 Hajj Pilgrims begin journey to Mecca (Photos)

- The first batch of Hajj Pilgrims were airlifted on Friday evening following the cancelled flight on Thursday

- Vice President Bawumia was present at the Tamale Airport to wish them a safe journey and assure them of a smooth process from there on out

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Over four hundred Hajj pilgrims were airlifted from the Tamale Airport on Friday evening to the Holy Land of Mecca.

Over 400 Hajj Pilgrims airlifted from Tamale (Photos)

Source: Starrfmonline.com

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The flight which finally made its way out of the country following Thursday’s unfortunate cancellation, left pilgrims and the Hajj board alike very relieved.

Over 400 Hajj Pilgrims airlifted from Tamale (Photos)

Starr FM reports that the Lion Air plane touched down at 6:40pm at Tamale and after due process, the flight with the first batch took off to Saudi Arabia just around 10pm.

Vice President Bawumia was present at the Tamale Airport and assured the pilgrims that there would be no more setbacks as they experienced before.

Over 400 Hajj Pilgrims airlifted from Tamale (Photos)

He said all the pilgrims will definitely get the chance to go on their journey and expressed gratitude for their patience.

Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for the Tamale North constituency, Alhassan Suhuyini, has stated that Hajj pilgrims who were stranded in the North have been preyed upon by thieves and robbers.

Speaking to Cit Fm’s Eyewitness News on Friday, Hon. Suhuyini related that where the pilgrims are camped is very close to the forest, and that "all kinds of things" live in the forest.

Over 400 Hajj Pilgrims airlifted from Tamale (Photos)

Alhassan Suhuyini

According to him the location where pilgrims are encamped is also a contributing factor to their woes.

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