Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, has said the herdsmen killing people are criminals, and “not Fulani herdsmen”.
The monarch said anyone who kills in the name of Allah will end up in hell, while describing such persons as “terrorists” and not “true Muslims”.
Abubakar said this on Friday while delivering a lecture entitled ‘Restoring the Dignity of Man’ at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
“We cannot restore the dignity of man by killing innocent people. The herdsmen killing people are criminals and not Fulani herdsmen,” he said.
“Anybody who kills people while shouting Allah, is a terrorist and not a true Muslim and will go to hell.
“Allah hates people who kill and says they will go to hell.”
The monarch had last year said religions abhor killings, and that Islam and Christianity preach peace and love among their faithful.
“Religion is a personal choice of an individual. Therefore, nobody can force any religion on anybody. Suicide bombers are going to hell,” he had said while hosting 2baba Idibia, a music star.