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Hajj board deploys 55 security personnel to protect pilgrims in Saudi


The 55 comprising soldiers, fire service personnel and officers from the Ghana police service are expected to prevent infiltration of the Ghanaian delegation by other foreign nationals at Minnah where millions of people converge.

Ghana hajj board said the deployment was to avert previous years’ experiences where foreigners invaded or intruded into the Ghanaian camp. The security will provide protection and maintained peace and order.

Director of communications at the National Hajj Board, Dr Sidiq Abubakar Ahmed told Zaa News  that the board was hopeful that with the successful take off of the first group of pilgrims, the rest will also go well

The security personnel, Dr Sidiq Abubakar explained, will be working alongside with the board’s task-force to ensure a smooth hajj this year.

Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Minister, Mr. Salifu Saeed has appealed to the hajj board to consider making other Saudi bound flights to take off from the Tamale International airport.

Mr Saeed argued that the interest and smooth nature of activities will ease pressure from the board to deal with administrative work by the key stakeholders.

Tamale, the minister insisted has everything pilgrims need and traders both in Tamale and Accra are cashing-in at the special market.


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