- A Muslim cleric who saved over 200 Christians from bandits' attack in 2018 has been honoured by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
- Imam Abdullahi Abubakar received special recognition from the Christian group during its 45th anniversary
- Abubakar was celebrated in Nigeria and internationally when he shunned religious differences and risked his life to save hundreds of Christians
Imam Abdullahi Abubakar has been honoured by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) three years after saving the lives of over 200 Christians from bandits' attack in Barkin Ladi, Plateau state.
According to Akande, the cleric received special recognition from CAN during the body’s 45th anniversary.
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The statement read in part:
"The Imam that saved the lives of over 200 Christians in Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, Abdullahi Abubakar, also received a special CAN recognition.
"It would be recalled that the VP had received the Imam in the Presidential Villa in May 2019 and praised him severally in public for his acts of courage, sacrifice and tolerance when he stuck out his neck to protect Christians who were being pursued to be attacked during a conflict situation in Barkin Ladi on June 23, 2018."
Chief Imam visits and prays with congregation during church service
In the video that was shared on Instagram by @instablog9ja, the cleric prayed in both Muslim and Christian ways to which the congregation responded.
"Let's give thanks to God. Praise the Lord. Somebody shout Alleluia. Amen somebody. Our prayers will be answered, we will be filled with joy. This year's harvest will not be our last. Praise the Lord. Somebody praise the living God. Amen somebody."