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ECWA Church Pastor Murdered In Kaduna

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Reverend Father Yakubu Alli of the Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA based in Kibori-Asha Awuce has reportedly been murdered by unknown gunmen at the Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna.
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Reverend Father Yakubu Alli of the Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA based in Kibori-Asha Awuce has reportedly been murdered by unknown gunmen at the Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna.

The Reverend who left for Kafanchan on Saturday the 11th day of September, was not heard of until his corpse was found by a party commissioned to look for it. This was on Sunday Morning at Kibori Community, near Asha-Awuce. There he was attacked, macheted.

Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs confirmed the incident in a statement he released on Sunday. He further appealed for calm after the cruel and devastatingly 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 stated.

“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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