President Muhammadu Buhari is to give national honour to an 83-year-old Chief Imam of Nghar village, Gashish district in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State
Simon Lalongs the plateau state Governor, disclosed Buhari’s plan for Abubakar in Jos, the state capital on Monday, during the opening ceremony of a three-day peace and security conference with the theme: ‘The resurgence of violence in Plateau State: Towards a multi stakeholder partnership for peace and security’, organised by the State Peace Building Agency.
Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar, who reportedly rescued 300 Christian indigenes of the state on June 24 when suspected herdsmen invaded the community and killed over 200 persons.
The people were said to be running for safety from a neighbouring village when the Imam hid them in his house and mosque, thereby saving their lives.
The Governor added that, Abubakar also constituted and inaugurated two separate committees to work on the safe return and resettlement of all internally displaced Persons to their homes and provide for the immediate humanitarian needs for the victims of the crisis with the view to saving lives and maintaining the dignity.
He also called on effective law enforcement agents to arrest and prosecute criminal actors that do evil, adding that it is absolutely essential that those arrested be made to properly face charges in court.