I don’t regret, man says after killing parents in Jigawa for alleged blasphemy

Munkaila Ahmadu who killed parents for blasphemy in Jigawa

A musician Munkaila Ahmadu has said he does not regret killing his parents in Gagarawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State for alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

The police arrested the 37-year-old after he killed his aged parents and injured two others on Thursday.

Ahmadu, who is a 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.

In a video recorded in the police custody and obtained by Premium Times, Ahmadu said he has no regret for what he did because he was commanded to do so.

“I killed them because they refuse to accept the truth concerning the prophet Muhammad (S.W.A). 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 said.

“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 parents don’t 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.”

He added, “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.”

The father of five children noted that he suspected his father was having an affair with his wife.