According to Daily Trust, this was reported by the executive Secretary of Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Hajia Fatima Abolore-Jimoh, in a telephone interview from Saudi Arabia.
Abolore-Jimoh said the three pilgrims who were among the first batch of 505 people from Kwara were arrested by Saudi’s security operatives. However, she did not disclose the identities of the suspects.
Abolore-Jimoh added that despite appeals by Nigerian ambassadors, the Saudi Arabian law enforcement agents are set to prosecute the suspected drug traffickers.
NAN says 1,978 people from the state are performing the 2016 pilgrimage exercise.