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Friday, 23 November 2012

NCPC allays fears on safety of Nigerian Pilgrims in Israel

Executive Secretary of Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, John Kennedy Opara has assured Nigerians of the safety of their fellow country men and women who are on pilgrimage in Israel.

This follows the escalation of violence between the state of Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza which has seen rockets fired into Israel and Gaza as well resulting in casualties in both sides.

He gave the assurance at a Press Conference in the Commission's Headquarters in Nigeria's capital Abuja, adding that Nigerian security agencies were working with their counterparts in Israel to ensure the safety of Nigerian Pilgrims.

Over 5,000 pilgrims have so far been airlifted to Israel and about 4,000 have returned safely to Nigeria.

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