An Islamic religious leader (Imam) was said to have shielded over 200 people, including Christians from danger by hiding them inside a mosque during last weekend’s brutal clash in parts of Plateau state.
According to BBC pidgin, the brave Imam, whose identity was hidden, swung into action on spotting people fleeing from the Birkin Ladi local government area where the killings occurred. He hid them in a mosque in Nghar Yelwa, his village.
The Islamic leader was quoted as saying: “I first took the women to my personal house to hide them there, then, I took the men to the mosque to hide.”
He said that after hiding them, some armed men approached him, asking him to identify the Christians among the people.
He was said to have lied that they were all Muslims.
According to the report, he laid on the floor, begging the armed men to leave.
Over 200 people were killed in the attack.