The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said that those killing in the name of God will go to hell.
Abubakar said this in Nsukka on Friday while delivering the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 57th Founder’s Day Dignity Award Lecture entitled “Restoring the Dignity of Man”.
Commenting on religion, Abubakar said that anybody who killed in the name of Islam was not a true Muslim as the religion is against taking one’s life.
“We cannot restore the dignity of man by killing innocent people.
“The herdsmen killing people are criminals and not Fulani herdsmen.
“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 Sultan said.
According to the sultan, education remains a veritable tool for human development as it promotes unity, peace and economy.
He said that knowledge and skills were acquired for the development of any country, adding that without them no human development could happen.
“A country that takes education serious tends to develop healthier and happier.