Several hundred Moslem pilgrims left kano Airport in Nigeria on Friday (7 November) to fly to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj the holy pilgrimage to Mecca.
GV Kano Airport building
SV Pilgrims checking bags
Pilgrims being vaccinated against cholera
Pilgrims taking tablets and drinking water
SV Pilgrims receiving boarding passes
SV Boarding passes collected as pilgrims board plane (4 shots)
Shots of signboard reading "KANO AIRPORT"
Shot of pilgrims drinking water after taken the required dose
Shots of pilgrims been vaccinated against cholera
Cut-away shots of medical officials
Cut-in shots of a sign reading "NIGERIA AIRWAYS"
Shots of an official collecting boarding passes
Various shots of pilgrims boarding the aircraft.
General view shots of airport building
Various shots of pilgrims with their baggage coming to the airport
Shots of the camp
Cut-in shots of a sign reading "PILGRIM CAMP"
Various shots of pilgrims boarding the aircraft
Cut-away shots of policemen watching
Other scenic shots of pilgrims with their luggage official and airport.
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Background: Several hundred Moslem pilgrims left kano Airport in Nigeria on Friday (7 November) to fly to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj the holy pilgrimage to Mecca.They were the latest group in a total of about 87,000 Nigerians who are expected to make this year's pilgrimage.
A fleet of 12 aircraft have been operating a shuttle service between kano and Saudi Arabia to ferry the pilgrims who come from all parts of Nigeria. The biggest group come from kano State with over 45.000.
There has been a substantial increase in the number making the pilgrimage to the Moslem holy places from Nigeria. Last year 50,000 people made the journey.
The massive airlift began on Thursday (6 November), using modern jets based at kano and Lagos airports and landing at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
Strict health controls have been enforced by Nigerian government officials, and the Saudi Arabian Health Ministry has insisted that the pilgrim spend at least five days in a cholera free Zone and take a dose of antibiotic capsules.The new requirements are to ensure the least possible risk against infection.
Nigerian officials have also delivered stern warnings to the pilgrims against drug smuggling. Anyone caught will be severely dealt with.