Emerging report indicates that suspected armed Fulani bandits have killed a Pastor of the Evangelical Church of West Africa, ECWA, Reverend Silas Ali, in Zango Kataf Local Government Area, Kaduna State.
He was reportedly the Presiding Pastor of ECWA Church, in Kibori-Asha Awuce, Zango Kataf, and was said to have departed for Kafanchan, on Saturday, but nothing was heard of him, until his corpse was found by a search party early on Sunday, at Kibori community, near Asha-Awuce, where he was apparently attacked and macheted to death.
The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident, stated that the Security Agencies are conducting investigations in the general area, with a view to arresting those behind the disturbing act.
Speaking, Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed deep sadness over the report, describing it as horrifying and cruel.
He prayed for the repose of the soul of the Cleric, and also sent his condolences to the family of the deceased, as well as the ECWA Church, calling on the Security Agencies to intensify efforts towards apprehending the perpetrators of the heinous killing, while appealing to members of the community to maintain calmness.
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