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President Buhari reacts to US Award to Nigerian Hero Imam

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imam who saved 300 xtians received award

President Muhammadu buhari has expressed delight over the Worldwide Religious Freedom Award conferred on Imam Abubakar Abdullahi of Nigeria by the U.S. Department of State, Nigeria News Live reports.

A press release by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday, stated Buhari felicitated with Imam Abdullahi on the well-deserved honour by no much less a credible and formidable authorities agency of the US.

According to him, the recognition bestowed on the 83-year old Muslim cleric is towering and befitting for the patriot who risked his personal life and that of his household on June 23, 2018, to save lots of the lives of lots of of Christians.

The affected individuals were fleeing from assaults by suspected bandits in Yelwan Gindin Akwati, Swei and Nghar villages in Barkin Ladi Local Authorities Area of Plateau.

The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had on May 30, 2019, on the State House, Abuja, received the Imam, the Village Head, Damafulul Mangai; neighborhood leaders and a delegation from the U.S., UK and European Union.

Osinbajo stated the cleric “has accomplished a lot to promote peace by his singular act than most politicians might do and deserve all of the commendation and high honour’’.

An elated Buhari stated that “a Nigerian nationwide has written his name in gold within the international area and his deeds will resonate wherever and whenever there are discussions on spiritual tolerance, cordiality between Christians and Muslims in the nation and around the world’’.

The president recommended the sterling virtues of Imam Abdullahi to all clerics, in particular, and Nigerians typically.

He additionally affirmed the commitment of his administration to freedom of faith and worship for all Nigerians, as assured by the constitution.

Buhari stressed that under no circumstance would any faith or religion be imposed on the nation.

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