Abdulkadir Jega, the brother of the immediate past

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral

Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, has been confirmed as oneĀ 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.