Munkaila Ahmadu claimed he killed his parents because they made blasphemous statements about the Prophet Muhammad in Gagarawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

In the northwest Nigerian hamlet of Zarada Sabuwa in the Gagarawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State, the 37-year-old musician had used a pestle to kill both of his parents and injure two other persons.

According to Premium Times, the member of the Tijjaniyya Islamic sect claimed that his parents disapproved of his singing praises to the prophet and teased him, calling him crazy. He has now been arrested by the Nigerian police.

Ahmadu said;

“I killed them because they refused to accept the truth concerning the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). I killed them because they abused the prophet and their punishment is death, there is no repentance for any person who abused the Prophet,” he was quoted as saying. 

“I am a praise singer for the prophet, this year I intend to do a video for my song and God willing, I will do that, I will be free because God is with the righteous person,; that is why I am not worrying over my action. 

“My parent did not like the prophet Muhammad because I adore him, they called me a mad person, I pleaded with my father to support my work (praise singing), and I told him that I don’t womanise, I am not a gambler, I don’t do drugs, and I don’t steal, but he refused to.

“My mother used to go to neighbouring towns to blackmail me, telling people to reject me whenever I came to sing praises to the prophet because I am mad and I refused to work on the farm.

“I am now in police custody because, by human thinking, I did a wrong thing but in the sight of God and the Prophet; what I did is the right thing.”