Imam who saved 300 Christians from being killed speaks about his life


Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, Imam of Nghar village in Gashish District area of Plateau State came into prominence recently when he saved over 300 persons majorly of who are Christians from being killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

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The 83-year-old, who has continued to win praises for his heroic deed shared interesting snippets about his private life including how he was once married to three wives with whom he has twenty children.

The octogenarian made all known in an interview with Punch where he revealed that six of his children are Christians.

His word, “I am from Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State. I enrolled myself in the Quranic School, and thereafter, my father took me to Yelwa in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State where he was an Imam. My father engaged in mining activities and farming. After his death, I was appointed in place of my father and that was how I became the Imam to lead people in prayers and do things in line with Islamic doctrines and injunctions. Let me add this, I left home when I was 25 years old. That was during the administration of Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and the Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir, Ahmadu Bello, in the First Republic. I got married then. One of my wives is from Berom ethnic nationality and six of my children are Christians.”

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