Abubakar Abdullahi, the 84-year-old Imam of Yelwa Central Mosque, that saved about 300 Christian victims of Jos crisis away from ravaging religion fanatics has declared saving lives of people is what he enjoys doing most.
Imam Abdullahi has been valued with the US International Religious Freedom Award for endangering his life to protect some Christians in Jos crisis in Nigeria.
The Imam announced this in a conversation with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makkah on the sideline of the 2019 Hajj Pre-Arafat meeting with Stakeholders on Friday.
The event was coordinated by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to inform the public on its willingness to ensure successful 2019 Hajj.
” It has always been my cardinal principle to save lives, no matter who is involved, Christian or Muslim. Life to me is so precious to be wasted,” he said.
It has been reported that the international award-winning religious head is amongst 80 others charged with the responsibility of enlightening Nigerian pilgrims in Muna.