Nigerian Female Pilgrims Detained in Saudi Arabia

Nigerian women on hajj. Image via BBC News.

Two weeks ago, a dispute erupted between Saudi Arabia and Nigeria over the former's detainment of more than 1,000 women purported to be travelling for hajj without appropriate male chaperones.It started on Monday, September 24, when a number of Nigerian women were prevented from entering into Saudi Arabia after landing King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. Subsequent flights into Jeddah’s international airport resulted in more women between the ages of 25 and 35 been stopped and d … [Read more...]


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