Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Sultan Condemns Blasphemous Film

Kano — The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Saad Abubakar 111, has condemned the blasphemous film, released in the United States, saying it is provocative.

Speaking yesterday in Kano, the Sultan called on Islamic scholars to always preach peace among their followers as enshrined in Islam.

The Sultan, who made the call when members of the Muslim Sisters Organization (MSO) paid him a courtesy call, said preaching violence would not augur well for all considering the security problem in the country.

The Sultan said preaching peace is the only panacea to Nigeria's problem, as according to him bad people would use the slighted opportunity during protests to cheat innocent people.

Earlier in her speech, president of the organization, Hajia Salamatu Ibrahim, said the group was disturbed by the rate at which youths abuse drugs. She urged stakeholders to in the fight against drug abuse.

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