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New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by fabinfos(f): 3:53pm On Mar 17
A Nigerian Imam, Alabi Lateef who saved several lives during the New Zealand terror attack, has broken his silence about the massacre.

Fifty people lost their lives when a gunman identified as Brenton Tarrant invaded two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday.

Those who sustained injuries are being treated in hospitals.

Recounting his experience, Alabi, a leader in the Linwood mosque, said he was in the middle of his prayer when he heard gunshots.


Lateef was at the Linwood mosque in Christchurch when gunman, Brenton Tarrant, opened fire on worshippers killing at least 7 people, after already killing 42 people at the Al Noor mosque.

At the Linwood mosque, worshippers were about to drop to the floor for the second part of the prayer service, when Lateef spotted the gunman.

Hearing gunfire outside, the Imam shouted ‘go down’, warning the worshippers to take cover.

In a chat with The New Zealand Herald, he said:

“When I saw those Muslims shot dead, I just told our brothers, ‘Go down! Go down! Somebody has just shot our brothers outside the masjid.

No one listened to me until unfortunately he came from behind and he shot one of our brothers in the head through the window. He saw him standing and shot him through the window.

When glass got broken and the brother fell down, everyone realised to go down.”

The Imam rushed outside with fellow worshipper, Abdul Aziz, who picked up a credit card machine on his way.

Aziz told NZ Herald that he threw the machine at the gunman, who was running back to his car to get another weapon. The terrorist responded by firing at Aziz, who ran through a sea of parked cars to escape the bullets, picking up a discarded gun.

Squeezing the trigger, Aziz realised it was empty, so he hurled it at the gunman’s car.
Jumping into his vehicle, the terrorist made a u-turn and sped away.

Lateef, who had locked the main door of the mosque to keep those inside safe, then called the emergency services, also doing his best to help those wounded. He added he had been prepared to die to save his people:

“I can’t believe… I thought I’d be gone. I was ready to die because I felt for the brothers,” he added.

Source: https://lailasnews.com/new-zealand-massacre-nigerian-imam-who-saved-countless-lives-speaks/

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by ojun50(m): 4:19pm On Mar 17
No peace in the world, Jesus we wait on

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by ojun50(m): 4:20pm On Mar 17
tyup:
The gunman should have just shot this nonsense ugly pig sad

I wonder what he's still doing on camera

But chai I felt fr those guys that were killed TBH after watching the video tho I was indifferent on hearing and reading the news. shooting the old woman crying fr help on the head was just not it embarassed
the rate at which u open yr anus to talk some times is getting out of hand,

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by Vince77(m): 9:22pm On Mar 17
Nice one.

In other news: One MuMuRic somewhere thinks he has an opinion.

He was busy masturbating while his mates were saving lives.

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by candlewax: 9:23pm On Mar 17
The imam deserves an appointment at the Vatican.

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by sojayy(m): 9:23pm On Mar 17
Ok
Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by Aplaudez(m): 9:24pm On Mar 17
we still have people of good heart in this country! Bless you man!

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by jovialswag(m): 9:24pm On Mar 17
mhen the video bad it's just like that commando movie

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by Denikayan: 9:24pm On Mar 17
tyup:
The gunman should have just shot this nonsense ugly pig sad

I wonder what he's still doing on camera

But chai I felt fr those guys that were killed TBH after watching the video tho I was indifferent on hearing and reading the news. shooting the old woman crying fr help on the head was just not it embarassed

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by senatepresido: 9:26pm On Mar 17
Eternal rest grant unto them...

Islam is a religion of peace...

may true worshippers be rewarded with Aljanaat Firdaws

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by nelronaldo(m): 9:28pm On Mar 17
Okay. Thank God for him
Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by bro4u: 9:28pm On Mar 17
Churches are being burnt in Northern Nigeria, Somalia, Mali, Sudan not forgetting Arab nations whose hatredfor Christianity has no bound, someone was just testing his gun near a mosque and they call it massacre... Can it equate the number of churches and people killed by the followers of 'religion of piss'

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by sammirano: 9:30pm On Mar 17
jovialswag:
mhen the video bad it's just like that commando movie

You get the video?

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by Juell(m): 9:30pm On Mar 17
At 1st I even tot it was an fps game

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by clintino700(m): 9:30pm On Mar 17
BaluBalu:

Why are you Christians so wicked and intolerant?
We are not wicked but he is wicked alone.

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by Compliant(m): 9:30pm On Mar 17
tyup:
The gunman should have just shot this nonsense ugly pig sad


PLEASE STOP TAKING WEED ON SUNDAYS

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by ifymadu: 9:31pm On Mar 17
May the departed souls rest in perfect peace and may God grant the families the fortitude to bear the loss. Amen

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by TemmyT002(m): 9:32pm On Mar 17
That Aziz guy is very brave o. Rest in peace to those who lost their lives.

Only true love for other humans can make the world right.

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by GlorifiedTunde(m): 9:33pm On Mar 17
Rubbish!

Black attacker = Terrorist
White attacker = Gun man

Odiegwu! undecided

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by IvarTheBoneless: 9:33pm On Mar 17
angry
Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by canadastime(m): 9:33pm On Mar 17
In Canada no terrorist attack come to Canada and change your life.
Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by Litmus: 9:36pm On Mar 17
Lol, hundreds of viewers but few comments for people don’t know how to turn this one into a negative for Nigerians and get away with it.

Heroic Nigerian dude deserves recorgnition.

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by STRENGTHesq(m): 9:37pm On Mar 17
bro4u:
Churches are being burnt in Northern Nigeria, Somalia, Mali, Sudan not forgetting Arab nations whose hatredfor Christianity has no bound, someone was just testing his gun near a mosque and they call it massacre... Can it equate the number of churches and people killed by the followers of 'religion of piss'
shocked shocked
Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by dante0147: 9:37pm On Mar 17
BaluBalu:

Why are you Christians so wicked and intolerant?

Why are you so gullible ? Don’t be in a rush to judge all Christians because of one man’s sin! He chooses to be the fool judge him based on the fool that he is... Biko

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by Kay512: 9:37pm On Mar 17
May Allah preserve Alabi in goodness and grant the dead jannah.

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by DaddyGngeess(m): 9:37pm On Mar 17
Doing what is right doesn't really have to be if u are a Muslim or a Christian, just do good in this life that is all..

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Re: New Zealand Massacre: Alabi Lateef, Nigerian Imam Who Saved Lives, Speaks by Dudeweedlmao(m): 9:38pm On Mar 17
Coibtle

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