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Pastor murdered in Kaduna

A reverend father, Silas Ali, of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Kibori-Asha Awuce, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state has been killed by suspected unknown assailants.

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Penpushing reports that, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed this in a statement, said the cleric left Kafanchan on Saturday, and was not heard from until his corpse was later found by a search party.

“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,Aruwan said.

“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 statement added.

“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’, he stated.

“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,” the commissioner said

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