September 13, (THEWILL) – Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-rufai has appealed for calm over the killing of Rev. Silas Yakubu Ali, in the Zangon Kataf local government area.
The deceased was the senior pastor of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Kibori.
The cleric had left for Kafanchan on Saturday and was incommunicado. Shortly after, a group of worshippers and villagers set out to look for him and found his body early Sunday morning in Kibori, near Asha-Awuce.
El-rufai, in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna, Samuel Aruwan, urged security agencies to apprehend the killers.
“Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna state government the killing of Pastor of ECWA Church, Kibori-Asha Awuce, in Zangon Kataf LGA, by assailants.
“The governor expressed deep sadness over the killing.
“The governor offered prayers for the repose of the soul of the cleric. He prayed for God to grant them fortitude and comfort over this sudden and painful loss.
“Security agencies are conducting investigations in the general area,” the statement said.