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General News of Monday, 13 September 2021


ECWA Pastor killed by unknown hoodlums


A branch of the Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA, has been bereaved after one of its pastors, Rev. Silas Yakubu was hacked to death.

The clergy according to reports departed Kafanchan on Saturday, September 11 and was not heard from since then until his lifeless body was found.

Naija News learnt that a search party found the remains of the pastor on Sunday morning at Kibori community, near Asha-Awuce, where he was attacked and macheted to death.

Confirming pastor Silas’s death in a statement, the Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, appealed for calm after the gruesome killing of the Christian clergyman.

He 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.

“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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