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The Federal Government had stopped about 300 intending Pilgrim from
Borno and Yobe from flying to Saudi Arabia through Maiduguri
International Airport. The order came this morning when the Pilgrims
had finished boarding and just about to take up. From all indications,
all commercial flights were banned from coming to Maiduguri by this
order.

The Secretary to the Borno State Government Ambassador Baba Ahmed
Jidda had while briefing the intending Pilgrims on why the flight
could not take up, called on the them to see this as an act God and
urge them to pray for peace for their States in particular and the
country in general.

The SSG said the Borno State Government was surprised by the sudden
stoppage of flight and it’s doing all it could to resolve the matter
with the Federal Government.

A Max Air flight chartered by Sky Net had no option than to move the
passengers from Maiduguri to Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport,
Kano.

This order also came on the same day Ahzan Air had completed its
arrangement to launch its daily commercial flight operation on the
Maiduguri -Kano- Abuja route.

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