- The United States Embassy has called on Nigerians to emulate an 83-year-old Imam who saved about 300 Christians
- The embassy says Nigerians should be ready to risk their lives for peace
- The septuagenarian identified as Abdullahi Abubakar, saved about 300 Christians from attackers in Plateau state
Nigerians have been urged by the United States Embassy to emulate a septuagenarian Imam Abdullahi Abubakar who saved about 300 Christians from attackers in Nghar Yelwa village of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state.
Daily Trust reports that the call was made by the embassy on Tuesday, July 31, through its charge de affaires, David Young, during a three-day peace and security conference organised by the Plateau State Peace Building Agency holding at Crest hotel in Jos.
NAIJ.com gathers that Young stated that he had seen people who worked for peace, but didn’t see somebody who put his life on the line to protect others in their communities like what Imam did by protecting the 300 Christians.
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He said: “Let what the Imam did to be a challenge for us, let us risk our lives for the peace. The killing of innocent people is simply not acceptable, whether in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue or Borno or Taraba, we as a people of faith should submit ourselves to God."
Young charged the security agencies to arrest and to prosecute perpetrators of the heinous attacks.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari would be honouring the 83-year-old Imam, Abdullahi Abubakar, who reportedly saved about 300 persons on June 24, 2018, when suspected herdsmen killed over 200 in 15 communities in the Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state.
The president asked Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state to bring the Imam to Abuja for a handshake and national honour.
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