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Armed Bandits kill and Set Catholic Priest Ablaze in Taraba State

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A catholic priest, Reverend Father David Tanko, was attacked and killed by a group of unidentified bandits.

Barely 24 hours after gunmen raided villages in Taraba State, the cleric was ambushed and killed at Kufai Amadu in Takum local government area of Taraba state on Thursday August 29th.

According to Channels Tv, the cleric 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.

The chairman of the council, Shiban Tikari who confirmed the incident to newsmen said that after killing him, the attackers set him and his car on fire.

Tikari who said that the deceased hails from Wukari Local Government Area of the state alleged that the attack was carried out by Tiv militias.

He also 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.

All efforts to speak to the police proved abortive as calls and text messages to the police spokesperson, David Misal were neither picked nor responded to.

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