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Bandits Attack Catholic Priest, Set Him Ablaze

Austin Papi

A Catholic priest, identified as David Tanko, has been ambushed and killed before his body was set ablaze with his vehicle in the Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.

According to reports, the priest was on his way to Takum for a peace meeting with his fellow clergymen to discuss means of resolving the lingering Tiv/ Jukun crisis when he was ambushed, attacked and killed.

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

The priest, who was from the Wukari Local Government Area of the state, was said to have been attacked by militias.