Kaduna State Government on Sunday confirmed the killing of a cleric, Reverend Silas Yakubu Ali, Pastor of ECWA Church, in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State
Reverend Silas Yakubu Ali had departed for Kafanchan on Saturday but 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 reportedly attacked and macheted to death.
Confirming the killing on Sunday, Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, in Kaduna said security agencies have reported their findings and the death of the cleric to the state government.
He said Governor El Rufai has 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 the Governor expressed deep sadness at the report of the killing, which he described as horrifying and cruel.
He reportedly condoled the family and Church over the murder of Revd Ali in Zangon Kataf LGA and appealed for calm.
The Governor offered prayers for the repose of the soul of the cleric.