The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has ordered the commissioner of Police, Taraba State Command to apprehend killers of Rev. Father David Tanko.
Naija News had reported that gunmen suspected to be Tiv militias had killed the 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.
In a statement on Thursday by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police, DCP Frank Mba, the Police IG condoled with the Catholic Family in Nigeria over the unfortunate incident.
“He (IGP Adamu) also expresses deep concerns over the recent incidents of attacks on clergymen in some parts of the country and has directed Commissioners of Police in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to henceforth pay special attention to the clergy and increase security around worship centres nationwide.
“The IGP has further directed the DIG in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) to provide additional forensic and other investigative assets to the Taraba State Command to aid investigations into the incident,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, IGP Adamu enjoined the people to be calm and give maximum support to the Police in the bid towards unravelling the authors of the crime, their motives and circumstances surrounding the unfortunate killing of the Priest.