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ICC Note:  The Imam of Nghar village, Gashish District, is being summoned by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to be recognized for his heroic act. The Imam saved almost 300 Christians on June 24th after the Fulani militants invaded 15 communities resulting in a catastrophic massacre.

7/31/2018 Nigeria (Punch Nigeria) – President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State to bring the 83-year-old Imam of Nghar village, Gashish District in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar, to Abuja for “a handshake and national honour.”

Lalong said the President took the decision following reports that the Imam saved about 300 persons on June 24 when suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded about 15 communities in the Barkin Ladi LGA, killing over 200 persons.

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