Thursday, 29 August 2019

Suspected Bandits Set Catholic Priest, His vehicle ablaze In Taraba

24 hours after gunmen raided villages in Taraba State killing two people, suspected bandits have now ambushed and killed a Catholic Priest at Kufai Amadu in Takum local government area of the state.

Sources say the cleric was on his way to Takum for a peace meeting with his fellow clergymen on how to resolve the lingering Tiv, Jukun crisis when he was killed.

Confirming the development on Thursday, the chairman of the council, Shiban Tikari said, “After killing him, the attackers set him and his car on fire.’’

In his words, “Reverend Father David Tanko, who hails from Wukari local government area of the state, was attacked by suspected Tiv militias.’’

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