According to sources, Abdulkadir Jega, the brother of the immediate
past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC], Attahiru Jega, has been confirmed as one of the dead in the Hajj stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia.
Justice Jega’s body, according to reports, was found at a morgue in Mina.
The deceased was a member of Kebbi State Government delegation to the 2015 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
According to vanguard, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Saturday, disclosed that two Court of Appeal Justices were among those that died during the stampede that led to the death of over 700 persons at Mina, Saudi Arabia on Thursday.
In a statement, the CJN, gave the names of the deceased Justices as Abdulkadir Jega who is the Presiding Justice of the Abuja Division of the appellate court and Justice Musa Hassan Alkali of the Ilorin Division.
Officials of the country’s pilgrims’ board are still compiling the list of Nigerians involved in the stampede.