A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. David Tanko, was on Thursday killed by gunmen in the Takum Local Government Area of Taraba.
The Chairman of the Local Government, Mr Shiban Tikari, confirmed the killing while speaking with the newsmen in Jalingo on Thursday,29th August,2019.
Tikari said the priest was ambushed and killed by bandits on his way to a meeting to resolve the crisis between the Tiv and their Jakun neighbours in Kufai Amadu community in Takum. And was burnt with his car after been killed.
Tikari said that Tanko was an indigene of Wukari Local Government Area of the state.
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.