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2 Awards The Plateau Imam Who Saved Over 200 Christians From Attack Has Received So Far

Religious tolerance is an attribute many Nigerians find hard to accept. Some clerics have added salt to injury, by misleading their followers with fallacious sermons capable of igniting hate towards members of other religions.

However, a plateau Imam, Abdullahi Abubakar, has shown to the world what it means to have genuine love for people of differing faith. The 83 year old 'man of God' was the chief Imam Ngar Village. He helped in hiding over 200 Christians from gunmen attack in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State. He has been awarded for this act both at home and abroad.

Below are the awards he has received so far;

(1) CAN Award Of Excellence.

Imam Abubakar was conferred an award for his good deeds by CAN President, Dr Samson Olasupo at the 'Sapphire CAN Day' award of excellence and Dinner on 25 September 2021 in Abuja. The award night marked the 45th anniversary of the body.

CAN President.

(2) International Religious Freedom Award.

In June 2019, Imam Abubakar was honoured by the US government. He was conferred with the International Religious Freedom Award alongside four clergymen from Iraq, Brazil, Sudan and Cyprus.

The recognition shown to this clergyman testifies how it pays to do good. If other clerics in the country can learn from Imam Abubakar, Nigeria will have fewer cases of religious intolerance and extremism.

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