Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has appealed for calm over the killing of a pastor in Zangon Kataf local government area.
This is contained in a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs.
Mr El-Rufai urged security agencies to apprehend the killers.
“Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna state government the killing of, pastor of ECWA Church, Kibori-Asha Awuce, in Zangon Kataf LGA, by assailants,” said the statement. “The governor expressed deep sadness over the killing. The governor offered prayers for the repose of the soul of the cleric.”
Mr El-Rufai condoled with ECWA in Kibori-Asha Awuce and prayed for God to grant the church fortitude and comfort over “this sudden and painful loss.”
“Security agencies are conducting investigations in the general area,” added Mr Aruwan.