Bandits ambush and kill Catholic priest, set body and vehicle ablaze in Taraba State

Bandits have reportedly ambushed and killed a Catholic priest in Taraba state.

According to reports, the bandits ambushed and killed the Catholic priest at Kufai Amadu in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State after which they set his body and car ablaze.

Bandits ambush and kill Catholic priest, set body and vehicle ablaze in Taraba State


The Catholic priest identified as Reverend Father, David Tanko, was said to be on his way to Takum for a peace meeting on how to resolve the lingering Tiv, Jukun crisis with his fellow clergymen when he was attacked and killed.

The chairman of the council, Shiban Tikari, disclosed that after killing him, the attackers set him and his car on fire, Channels Television reported.

The Reverend Father, David Tanko, was attacked by Tiv militias, Tiraki alleged. He is from the Wukari Local Government Area of the state.

Recall that on the 1st of August, there was an attack that lead to the death of Catholic priest of St. James the Greater Parish Ugbuakwa in Enugu state. His death was associated to Fulani herdsmen although, the chairman of MACBAN in South East, Alhaji Giddado Siddiki, the herdsmen were not responsible for his killing. He further called to the government to help improve the security in the country.

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  1. Very good for Nigerian Christians .. they are “praying” for God to come down and defend them ; because their hands and resource are not enogh defensive gifts from God.
    Kill and Imam and see the situation of Nigeria…

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