Accusing fingers are pointed in the direction of natural suspects, Fulani herdsmen; but security agents are not easily taken in by that, and have commenced investigations into the death of a pastor with Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Reverend Silas Ali, who was found hacked to death.
He was found dead in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Late Ali was said to have left for Kafanchan on Saturday, but did not arrive his destination. His macheted corpse was discovered by a search party at Kibori community, near Asha-Awuce.
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the tragic incident, and said security agencies were conducting investigations in the general area with a view to arresting those behind the dastardly act.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed deep sadness at the report of the killing of the pastor, describing it as horrifying and cruel.
He prayed for the repose of the soul of the cleric, and sent his condolences to the family of the deceased as well as the ECWA Church.