Tragedy In Taraba As Tiv Militants Ambush & Kill Catholic Priest Heading To Peace Meeting
A top Catholic priest in Taraba state was today killed by some militants terrorizing the people of Takum LGA of the state.
According to the Chairman of Takum, , Rev. Fr. David Tanko was ambushed and killed by militants on his way to a meeting to resolve the crisis between the Tiv and their Jakun neighbours in Kufai Amadu community in Takum.
“After killing him, the attackers set him and his car on fire.’’
Tikari said that Tanko was an indigene of Wukari Local Government Area of the state.
He fingered people he described as Tiv militia for the killing, alleging that the militia was responsible for other attacks that had claimed lives and property in Southern Taraba.
Taraba State has witnessed series of deadly attacks in recent months with the most recent taking place in the Wukari Local Government Area of the state.
Donga and Takum Local Government Areas have also witnessed bloody incidents.
Many people in Tor-Damsa community in Donga Local Government have been rendered homeless, following relentless attacks by militia groups.