FG to Honor 86-year-old Imam Who Saved 262 Christians in 2018

By Tapre Timine
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President Muhammadu Buhari will give a National Honour to an 86-year-old Islamic cleric in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, who hid 262 Christians in a mosque during a conflict in Yelwa Gindi Village.

In 2018, Abubakar was said to have hidden 262 Christians in his mosque when suspected bandits attacked 10 communities in the Barkin Ladi LGA of the state.

Abubakar will be awarded the Member of Order of the Niger (MON) on October 11, 2022, at the State House in Abuja.

Earlier in 2019, the cleric was announced as one of the recipients of the US international religious freedom award.

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Also on the list of nominees is Muktar Gulma, a teacher who was said to have remained with his students during an attack on the Federal Government College (FGC) in Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State.

Gulma was later freed alongside some of the students.

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