The absconded pilgrims include one female and two male.
Sources in Jerusalem confided in PM News reporter that the female pilgrim was the first to abscond few days after arriving the holy land for the 10 days spiritual exercise.
One other male pilgrim also absconded few days after the female pilgrim was declared missing, while the last one ran away shortly after the thanksgiving service to mark the departure of the pilgrims from Jerusalem back to Nigeria two days ago.
A source said immediately after the thanksgiving service, it was discovered that the pilgrim, a middle-age man was missing and he never returned.
Cases of pilgrims absconding after getting to Jerusalem have been on the rampant in recent time as they see the exercise as the easiest means of getting to Europe.