Deborah Samuel’s gruesome murder in Sokoto State has been condemned by Sheikh Ahmad Gumi.
For alleged blasphemy, the Shehu Shagari College of Education student was stoned and burned alive.
Despite insults from non-Muslims, Gumi claimed that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) never killed anyone.
The cleric made the remark during a religious lesson at his Juma’at mosque in Kaduna.
Gumi stated in a message translated by PRNigeria that the best way for Muslims to demonstrate their love for the Prophet is to follow his words.
The cleric reminded all citizens that Nigeria is a secular state governed by secular law.
“Anyone who kills a non-Muslim, who they have agreed to live peacefully with, will not smell the fragrance of Paradise for 40 years,” he said.
The Sheikh explained that Islam forbids anyone from making their own laws and warned Islamic leaders against inciting their followers.
“If we think by killing Deborah, people who are not of the same faith with us will stop insulting our prophet, then we are in delusion”, he added.