The Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency has disclosed that Sheikh Liman Dan-Ata, the Chief Imam of the Sultan Abubakar III Juma’at Mosque, Sokoto, was among those killed in the stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia where over 700 lives was lost. This was disclosed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday by the Media Assistant to the agency Alhaji Farouk Umar.
According to NAN, 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 also confirmed the killing of the immediate Caretaker Chairman of Illela Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Bello Gidan-Hamma, his mother, step-mother and two wives in the stampede.