Joseph Lengmang, the Director General, Plateau State Peace Building Agency (PBA), has described Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, the Islamic cleric who risked his life to shield 262 Christians in his mosque, during an attack on Yelwa Gindi Akwati village of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state on June 23, 2018, as a symbol of peace in Nigeria.
Lengmang also said that the Islamic cleric should be celebrated by all peace lovers for standing for the love of humanity.
Speaking to newsmen in Jos on Wednesday, he explained that Imam Abdullahi was among the 447 recipients recently conferred with National Honours by President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2022 national honours award event in Abuja for his selfless service to humanity.
“We acknowledge his heroic contribution to humanity, which earned him this prestigious national honour. And this is an opportunity to call on the good and peace-loving people of Plateau State to emulate the character of Imam Abdullahi and unite towards building a peaceful and prosperous Plateau,” Joseph Lengmang said.
You’re symbol of peace in Nigeria – Lengmang praises Islamic cleric