Rev. Silas Yakubu Ali of the Evangelical Church of Winning All Church (ECWA), Kibori-Asha Wuce in Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has been murdered.
The late reverend had departed for Kafanchan on Saturday but was not seen until a search party found his corpse at Kibori community, near Asha-Awuce, on Sunday morning.
He was said to have been macheted to death.
Confirming the tragic incident, Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said security operatives were on the trail of the attackers.
“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,” the commissioner 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.”