- Suspected bandits have struck again in Kaduna, hacking Rev. Silas Ali, a Christian cleric, to death
- The Kaduna state government has confirmed the incident, noting that the cleric's corpse was found on Sunday, September 12
- Governor El-Rufai condemned the bandits' action and charged security operatives to bring them to book
Zango-Kataf LGA - Suspected bandits have reportedly killed a pastor with the Evangelical Church Winning All, Rev. Silas Ali, in the Zango-Kataf local government area of Kaduna state.
Legit.ng gathers that the ugly incident has also been confirmed by the state's commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
Governor El-Rufai reacts
Aruwan said Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai was pained by the attack and condoled with the church and family of the slain pastor, The Guardian also reported.
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He said the pastor's corpse was found by a search party in the early hours of Sunday, September 12.
The commissioner cited the governor as charging security operatives to intensify efforts at arresting the perpetrators.
Bandits kill anti-riot policeman, 5 vigilantes
In a related development, armed bandits have killed an anti-riot policeman and kidnapped at least 23 persons during an attack in the Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.
The criminals also killed five members of the vigilante in an ambush attack in Udawa along Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highway.
At Ungwan Sauri and Adnayita in Juji, it was learnt that the bandits invaded the community in the early hours of Wednesday, September 8, shooting sporadically and killed the police officer.
Insecurity: Your silence is not golden, Senator Ndume tells Buhari
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Senate Committee on the Nigerian Army, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (representing Borno South) has decried the fact that President Muhammadu Buhari mostly addresses Nigerians on crucial matters through his media aides.
Ndume who spoke with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, August 26, in reaction to the attack on Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) noted clearly that the president's silence on such a critical issue is not golden.
“I am just being worried that the president is not talking to Nigerians. In a situation like this, silence is not golden.”
NDA Attack: Nigerian military speaks on Major abducted by bandits in Kaduna
In other news, the Military High Command has reportedly declined to give details regarding the condition of Major Christopher Datong who was abducted by the bandits who attacked the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna on Tuesday, August 24.
Recall that the bandits invaded the residential quarters at the NDA, killed two officers and kidnapped Datong.
Few days after the attack, unconfirmed media reports claimed the attackers made contact with the military and demanded a N200 million ransom.