- Abubakar Abdullahi, a Nigerian man saved over 200 Christians from killer herdsman when he hid them in his mosque
- The 83-year-old Imam saved the Christians in Barkin Ladi area of Plateau state in central Nigeria who were running away from the killers
- He has been given the International Religious Freedom Award for the selfless act
A Nigerian Imam, who saved 262 Christians from killer herdsman by hiding them in his mosque and home, has been honoured by the US government.
Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, 83, received the International Religious Freedom Award alongside four others from Cyprus, Sudan, Brazil and Iraq.
The Imam had saved the Christians in Barkin Ladi area of Plateau state in central Nigeria who were running away from the killers.
More than 80 others were killed in the attack that targeted Christians in the area, and the number could have been more without the intervention of the imam.
The Imam had disclosed in an interview that he wanted to help because more than 40 years ago the Christians in the area had allowed the Muslims to build the mosque.
At the event that had US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo present, Imam Abdullahi was said to have “selflessly risked his own life to save members of another religious community, who would have likely been killed without his intervention.”
The Imam had previously received a “handshake and national honour” from Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari.
Meanwhile, at a time when plastic has become a herculean menace for many countries, here in Ghana, young individuals are undertaking projects that turn plastic waste into fuel like grease, diesel and petrol for household use.
The project has received a GEFSGPGhana UNDP Ghana support to begin the pilot stage of the laudable initiative.
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