Munkaila Ahmadu, who killed his parents in Gagarawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State, said he did so because they uttered blasphemous comments against the Prophet Muhammad.
The 37-year-old singer had killed both his parents and injured two other people with a pestle in Zarada Sabuwa village in the Gagarawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State, northwest Nigeria.
According to Premium Times, the member of the Tijjaniyya Islamic sect said his parents mocked and called him a mad person and opposed him being a praise singer for the prophet.
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.”