Tour operator Moufta Travel Agency has abandoned a group of Muslim pilgrims in Mecca, several unofficial sources claim. The tour operator, rumored to be owned by an MP, is yet to publicly address the accusations but a source close to it maintains that the situation is about to be resolved.
On Facebook, the source indicated that arrangements have been made for the return of the last group of pilgrims who used the services of Moufta Travel Agency. The pilgrims will be back this week, we learn.
We also learned that the stranded pilgrims left Cameroon via Garoua Airport on a flight operated by the Nigerian airline, Max Air. However, the airline encountered difficulties in arranging a return flight for reasons that are not specified.
The Facebook post aims to demonstrate that Moufta Travel Agency is not a shady tour operator, and is officially confirmed. Over the past five years, the National Hajj Commission has consistently pursued unscrupulous intermediaries who jeopardize the journey of Muslim pilgrims to Mecca.
Even this year, the Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, who chairs the commission, personally ensured that the multiple departures to Mecca took place without any issues.
Michel Ange Nga