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Gunmen suspected to be Tiv militias have killed a catholic clergy and set his vehicle ablaze at Kufai Amadu, Takum local government area of Taraba state.

The priest was said to have been on his way for a peace meeting with his fellow clergymen on how to resolve the lingering Tiv/Jukun crisis when he was murdered by the assailants.

Naija News understands this is coming barely 24 hours after gunmen attacked villages in Taraba State leaving two people dead.

Shiban Tikari, the chairman of the local council confirmed the unfortunate development noting that after killing the priest, the attackers also set fire on him and his car.

The Reverend Father was identified as David Tanko, an indigene of Wukari local government area of the state.

The council boss 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.

As at the time of filing this report, an official comment had not been received from the police on the incident.


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