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Bandits Hack Pastor to Death in Kaduna

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Suspected hoodlums have killed Pastor Silas Yakubu Ali of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Kibori-Asha Awuce in Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna state.

Kaduna commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement on Sunday, disclosed the deceased went missing after he left for Kafanchan on Saturday.

According to Aruwan, a search team was deployed, after which the deceased was found dead — with machete injuries.

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The statement reads: “Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government the killing of Reverend Silas Yakubu Ali, Pastor of ECWA Church, Kibori-Asha Awuce, in Zangon Kataf LGA, by unknown assailants,”

“The report stated that Reverend Ali departed for Kafanchan on Saturday, and was not heard from 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 commissioner said governor Nasir El-rufai has sent his condolences to the family of the deceased.

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“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,”

“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.

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“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. He said.

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