US Honours Nigerian Imam Who Risked His Life To Save Christians
Muslim cleric Abubakar Abdullahi who risked his own life to save some Christians in Jos has been honoured with US International Religious Freedom Award.
The 83-year-old Imam hid over 200 Christians inside from suspected bandits in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, during June 2018 clashes.
He hid the Christian his mosque and home.
Imam Abubakar Abdullahi of #Nigeria selflessly risked his own life to save members of another religious community, who would have likely been killed without his intervention. #IRFAwards @USEmbassyAbuja pic.twitter.com/pObSlkvgFU
— Department of State (@StateDept) July 17, 2019
Abdullahi according to the US Department of State website is being honoured after he, “selflessly risked his own life to save members of another religious community, who would have likely been killed without his intervention.”
Although Abdullahi could not make it to the main ceremony to honour him at the United State, the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback during the ceremony said, “another awardee who could not make it tonight, but I just have to read this about him,” and reeled out his profile.
He was honoured alongside other recipients of the award from Cyprus, Sudan, Brazil, and Iraq…….read more
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