A man of peace has died in Nigeria, the country in which he he was spiritual leader.

BBC – Nigerian sultan among crash dead

The spiritual leader of Nigeria’s Muslims was among those killed after a plane carrying about 100 people crashed near the capital, Abuja, officials say. The Sultan of Sokoto Mohammadu Maccido and his son, a senator, and other northern leaders were on board the ADC airlines flight to the city of Sokoto.

My handy dictionary defines “sultan” as

a Muslim sovereign


spiritual leader

but presumably, as is so often the case in that religion, he was both.

We’ve been hopping around getting kitchens planned all day (all day, and it’s such a small kitchen), but I wanted to make sure I brought you all this momentous news.