Reverend Silas Yakubu Ali, pastor of ECWA church in Kibori-Asha Awuce in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, was murdered by unknown assailants.
The Reverend Ali left Kafanchan on Saturday, September 11 and was not heard from again until his corpse was discovered on Sunday morning at the Kibori community, near Asha-Awuce, where he was macheted to death.
In a statement, Kaduna’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, appealed for calm after the “cruel and horrifying killing.”
Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, expressed deep sadness over the killing and prayed for the soul of the cleric, according to the state commissioner.
He prayed for God to grant his family and the ECWA Church at Kibori-Asha Awuce strength and comfort in this sudden and painful loss.”
“The Governor called on the security agencies to intensify their efforts to apprehend the perpetrators while urging the community to remain calm. Security agencies are conducting investigations in the general area.” he stated.