Prof. Attahiru Jega Loses Brother to Hajj Stampede


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.

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.

Justice Mohammed, in a condolence message to their families, the Court of Appeal, the Judiciary and the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, said it was with a deep sense of shock but with gratitude to Almighty Allah that he learnt of the
death of the two justices.