A Nigerian pilgrim performing this year’s Hajj rites has passed on.

Asmau Iyawo Abdullahi died in Mecca on Wednesday after a brief illness.

Abdullahi was among the pilgrims from Kogi State performing this year’s Hajj.

The state’s Hajj Commission Chairman, Shiekh Lukman Abdullahi Imam, confirmed her death, while giving an update on the Hajj exercise.

He said the 70-year-old pilgrim died due to some complications.

“She died after all attempts by our medical team to treat her failed.

"She was an elderly person and her health deteriorated immediately she arrived the holy land," Lukman stated.

She  has since been buried in the city of Mecca.