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.
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.