Crime and Security

Assailants hack ECWA pastor to death in Kaduna

Assailants hack ECWA pastor to death in Kaduna


Unknown assailants have hacked to death a pastor of ECWA church in Kibori-Asha Awuce in Kaduna State, Reverend Silas Yakubu Ali.

Reverend Ali who was in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state, departed for Kafanchan on Saturday, September 11 and nobody heard from him until his corpse was found by a search party on Sunday morning at Kibori community, near Asha-Awuce, where he was murdered.

Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, appealing for calm.

“The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai expressed deep sadness at the report of the killing, which he described as horrifying and cruel. The Governor offered prayers for the repose of the soul of the cleric,” Aruwan said.

“Going further, Governor El-Rufai sent his condolences to the family of Reverend Silas Yakubu Ali, and to the ECWA Church in Kibori-Asha Awuce, as he prayed for God to grant them fortitude and comfort over this sudden and painful loss

“The Governor urged security agencies to intensify efforts towards apprehending the perpetrators of the heinous killing, while appealing to members of the community to maintain calm. Security agencies are conducting investigations in the general area.” he added.


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