He was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save his fellow countrymen. When one local Muslim imam spotted terrified families rushing into his village in a central region of Nigeria, he made a quick decision to shelter them from harm.  This was a Christian community under fierce attack from around 300 Islamic militants, and if the imam was to turn the other way, they would all certainly be massacred. But this leader had a lot more courage than that.Despite risking his own life and the

retribution of the attackers, the anonymous imam set about getting the group to safety. “I first took the women to my personal house to hide them. Then I took the men to the mosque,” he told BBC Pidgin.  Villagers described the panicked scene as militants stormed their community, opening fire and setting fire to several houses. “First they attacked a village before us so we ran to the security post,” one victim of the attack told the BBC. “But then they started firing towards the security post so we all ran away – even the security personnel.” READ MORE