Imam Abdullahi Abubakar who saved about 300 Christians from attackers in Nghar Yelwa village of Barkin Ladi local government of Plateau state, has been honored by the United States. The cleric was recognized and honored at an event organised in Jos by the US embassy.
Nigerians are advised to emulate the Imam who saved about 300 persons on June 24 when suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded about 15 communities in the Barkin Ladi LGA and killing over 200 persons.
The people, mainly Christians, were said to be fleeing from a neighbouring village in the Barkin Ladi LGA when the Imam hid them in his house and mosque.
“I hid the women in my personal house and after that, I took the men into the mosque and hid them there,” Imam Abubakar had stated.
However, the assailants caught up with the Imam, forcefully demanding that he release those who were Christians in the mosque.
But the cleric said he deceived the bandits by telling that all those in the mosque were Muslims. Upon hearing this, the attackers left them and continued with their killing elsewhere.