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Digitized Hajj: Saudi Authorities Introduce Electronic System Of Stoning The Devils At Muna After Arafat Day

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Digitized Hajj: Saudi Authorities Introduce Electronic System Of Stoning The Devils At Muna After Arafat Day

 

As part of efforts to curb the incidence of stampage at the point of stoning the devil in the cause of performing the 2019 Hajj, the Saudi authorities have introduced electronic system into the stoning of the three devils at Muna after Arafat Day.

 

This is to monitor movement of pilgrims to ensure orderliness and check stampede in the 2019 pilgrimage.

 

The Representative of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Tanko Aliyu, disclosed this to journalists on Sunday at Muna when he led them on inspection of Nigerian pilgrims’ tent at Muna.

 

“The new idea is necessitated by the fact that previous stoning was not without some negative development.

 

“Some pilgrims were known to have missed their bearing in the process of stoning the three devils,” he said.

 

According to the new system pilgrims will be in groups, with specific time to carry out stoning, to avoid stampede.

 

Tank  said that a particular road leading to the stoning of the devil had been dedicated to Nigerian pilgrims, given the fact that Nigeria constitutes one third of the population of non-Arab countries performing pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia every year.

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