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This Imam hid 262 Christians in a Mosque during Plateau Killings



This Imam hid 262 Christians in a Mosque during Plateau Killings | BellaNaija

It’s easy to focus on how people are divided along tribal and religious lines, but several people are out there who aren’t letting these differences stop them from seeing the humanity in others.

One of them is this imam from the village of Nghar Yelwa in Plateau State, who saved 262 Christians from Fulani Herdsmen on Sunday.

The herdsmen had attacked 3 local governments in the state killing over 100 people, one of them Barkin Ladi, where the people had escaped from.

Sharing his story with BBC Pidgin, the imam said he first took the women, number about 60 to his home, and the men to the mosque to hide.

The herdsmen later accosted him, he shared, and ordered him to give up the Christians. But he lied and told them all the people with him were Muslims.

It’s so refreshing, seeing that some of us are not letting ideologies and religion and tribe divide us. So inspiring.


  1. olorire

    June 29, 2018 at 1:36 am

    God bless this man!!! this is Nigeria!! this is how we should live i know in my heart most people believe that. let the bad eggs be isolated they are the ones spoiling the society

    • Lala

      June 29, 2018 at 3:38 am

      Amen! Amen!

    • nene+

      June 29, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      Thank you and may God bless you sir. May you find refuge always in your time of need. God bless you.

  2. word

    June 29, 2018 at 1:55 am

    And there you have it… its Christian genocide afterall! I hope the imam leaves that place or they’ll kill him.

  3. The Real Oma

    June 29, 2018 at 2:03 am

    So it wasn’t really a fulani herdsmen vs local farmers attack, it was a religious one, an attack of muslims on christians, like has been going on for as long as this contraption of a country has existed. Very good revelation.

    • tunmi

      June 29, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      I really don’t think it’s a Fulani thing, When people are quick to put headlines as “Fulani herdsmen” I wonder how they know they are indeed Fulani. False news will take us to a place we should never go

  4. Chika

    June 29, 2018 at 5:25 am

    It is indeed inspiring. 🙂

  5. Oyin

    June 29, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Nigerians are under Fulani occupation, wow…and the south is acting Bewitched and spineless because….YOU ARE ALREADY AT WAR!!! Wake up and flush out this evil president. This is ethnic cleansing and occupation..and it’s sickening to see the permissive weak response from South.

  6. Oyin

    June 29, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Just re-reading this again, this man of valor was accousted by Fulani , so the people KNEW!!! Wow we are under African Hitler….the agenda is to wipe out christians…I pray the US responds and realize the weapons sold to Nigeria’s butchers (pretending to be the military) are being used to protect Fulani killers…this is a disgrace to Africa and worse than what is happening in Iraq under ISIS. Government killing it’s own people

  7. Toun Mere

    June 29, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Bless him.

  8. Engoz

    June 29, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Wow, God bless you and keep you.
    There’s always a religious stench to these killings.

  9. Cocoa

    June 29, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    This is why we should search our hearts and be in right standing with God.

    What would you do if they entered the mosque and asked Christians to step out?

    Would you step out BOLDLY knowing your life is on the line, or would lie and deny your God?

    Children of God STAY READY.

    • E

      June 29, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      @Cocoa, why can you just applaud the Muslim man who risked his neck to save the lives of hundreds of Christians rather than continue with your feigned bigotry?

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