Gov El-Rufai mourns as unknown assailants gruesomely murder pastor


Gov El-Rufai mourns as unknown assailants gruesomely murder pastor

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has condoled the ECWA family over murder of a cleric in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA)of the state.

Mr Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday in Kaduna.

Aruwan said the Governor also appealed for calm after the cruel and horrifying killing.

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According to him, “Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government the killing of , Pastor of ECWA Church, Kibori-Asha Awuce, in Zangon Kataf LGA, by unknown assailants.”

He said, the report stated that the Pastor 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.

The Governor, he said,  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,” Aruwan said.

The Commissioner said Governor El-Rufai sent his condolences to the family of the cleric  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.“ Aruwan added.

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