Osinbajo describes Imam Abubakar a Hero

Osinbajo with Imam Abdullahi Abubakar

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described the 83-year-old Muslim Cleric, Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, who saved 300 Christians from being killed in Plateau state as a hero, deserving honour.

The Imam saved the Christians by hiding them inside the mosque when suspected bandits invaded 3 villages in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State last year.

Osinbajo showered encomiums on the cleric at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he received him; the Village Head, Damafulul Mangai, other community leaders and a delegation which included diplomats from the US, UK and the European Union.

Describing Abubakar’s act as heroic, the Vice President noted that the Imam had done so much more to promote peace by his singular acts than most politicians could do and so deserves all the commendation and high honour.

He urged politicians to avoid using religion and tribal sentiment to create division among people.