America respects 83-year-old Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, who hid more than 200 Christians from suspected marauders in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Abubakar Abdullahi, took a chance with his very own life during June 2018 ethnic conflicts that focused overwhelmingly Christian people group.
“As Imam Abdullahi was finishing midday prayers, he and his congregation heard gunshots and went outside to see members of the town’s Christian community fleeing,” the U.S. state department said.
“Instinctively, the imam ushered 262 Christians into the mosque and his home next to the mosque.” The Imam at that point went outside to stand up to the shooters and he would not enable them to enter, begging them to save the Christians inside, offering to forfeit his life for theirs.
He was regarded with American Freedom Award.