ECWA Pastor Murdered By Unknown Assailants

Reverend Silas Yakubu Ali of ECWA (Evangelical Church Winning All) church in Kibori-Asha Awuce in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State has been murdered. His killers are still at large. On Saturday, September 11, the cleric left for Kafanchan but he did not return.

A search party went out to look for him but his body was found the next day at Kibori community, near Asha-Awuce. According to reports, he was attacked and his body cut with several wounds.

 The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs in Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the news. He released a statement on Sunday pleading for tranquility following the incident which he tagged, “cruel and horrifying killing.”

“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.” he added.

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