Catholic Priest Burnt Alive in Taraba

Suspected bandits have ambushed and killed a Catholic priest in Kufai Amadu in Takum local government area of  Taraba state.

Channels Television reports that the priest 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.

Shiban Tikari, chairman of the council, said the clergyman and his vehicle were set ablaze by suspected ‘Tiv militias’.

The chairman identified the deceased as David Tanko, a reverend father who hails from Wukari local government area of the state.

He blamed several other attacks that have claimed lives and property in southern Taraba on the group.

The Taraba police command has yet to comment on the latest security breach in the crisis-hit state.

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