When an imam in Nigeria saw hundreds of desperate, frightened families running into his village last Saturday, he decided to risk his life to save theirs.
They were fleeing from a neighbouring village – a mainly Christian community.
They say they came under attack at about 15:00 (14:00 GMT) from about 300 well-armed men – suspected cattle herders, who are mostly Muslims – who started shooting sporadically and burning down their homes.
Some of those who managed to escape ran towards the mainly Muslim neighbourhood nearby where the imam lived, arriving over the next hour.
The cleric immediately came to their aid, hiding in total 262 men, women and children in his home and mosque.
“I first took the women to my personal house to hide them. Then I took the men to the mosque,” the imam told BBC Pidgin.
We have blurred the faces of the imam and the villages, for their own safety.