About 263 Muslim pilgrims amongst the three thousand one hundred and sixty-five (3165) have left Cameroon for Medina, in Saudi Arabia for the yearly Islamic pilgrimage in Mecca.
The pilgrims took off from the Garoua International airport this Monday, June 12, 2023 using the Boieng 787 of the Ethiopian Airlines.
Governor Roger-Moïse Eyène Lom of the Region hinted that the pilgrimage is a very important spiritual exercise for their lives and that of thier families.
“They are experiencing a moment of piety, prayer and of humility, because prayer first and foremost is giving honour to God for the country, for themselves and for the health of their families…” Governor Roger-Moïse said.
For this year’s pilgrimage, Some 3165 pilgrims will be travelling as opposed to 2700 last year.
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