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BREAKING: Bandits Kill Clergyman, Sets Him, Vehicle Ablaze In Taraba State

The cleric, according to reports, 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 gruesomely murdered.

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Jukun Council Chairman has confirmed killing of clergyman on Thursday to newsmen barely 24 hours after unknown gunman raided villages in Taraba State killing two people.

According to reports, the yet to be identified gunmen suspected to Tiv militia have ambushed and killed a Catholic priest at Kufai Amadu in Takum local government area of the state.

The cleric, according to reports, 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 gruesomely murdered.

According to Shiban Tikari, the chairman of the council, disclosed to newsmen on Thursday after killing him, said the the attackers set fire him and his car on fire.

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The source identified the deceased as Reverend Father David Tanko, who hails from Wukari local government area of the state. Tikari alleged that the attack was carried out by Tiv militias.

Failing to give reason for the attack, Tikari blamed several other attacks that have claimed lives and property in southern Taraba on the Tiv militias, stressing that the reason for the attacks is still unknown, Channels reports.

The Nigeria police, after all efforts made to ascertain the attack, could not be reached as calls and text messages to the police spokesperson David Misal were neither picked nor responded to.

According to reports, the insecurity challenge has taken new dimension, witnessed series of attacks lately with the most recent one in Wukari local government areas of the state. Two persons were killed while a police officer was injured in the attack.

In neighboring Donga Local Government Area (LGA), according to reports, a student of ECWA Seminary School, was in the early hours of Wednesday killed on his farm.

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