Nigerian Female Pilgrims Stuck in Jeddah Airport

It seems that the issue of Nigerian female pilgrims has not been resolved, despite previous reports that an agreement has been reached to allow them to perform Hajj without their male guardians. A Nigerian official told AFP that 171 of the women returned to Nigeria on a flight on Wednesday, but he clarified that they were not deported by the Saudi government. “They were returned based on the decision by the National Hajj Commission because the embarrassment from the Saudi authorities was becoming unbearable,” he said.