The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Friday urged security agencies in Taraba to fish out the killers of Rev. Fr. David Tanko of St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Amadu in Taraba State.
A statement by the governor’s spokesman, Terver Akase, described the incident as shocking, painful and unfortunate.
According to the statement, the governor condemned the killing of the clergy man and charged the security operatives to deplore all instruments within their disposal to apprehend the culprits and bring them to book.
NAN reports that the priest was killed by unknown assailants on Thursday in Taraba, while his body and his car were set ablaze.
However, Mr Ortom commiserated with the government and people of Taraba State, particularly the Catholic Church, over the incident.
“The governor joins his Taraba counterpart, Darius Ishaku, to call for an end to the bloodletting between the Jukuns and Tivs in Taraba State,” the statement said.
Mr Ortom, who said that it was only in an atmosphere of peace that meaningful development could thrive, condoled with the family of the late catholic priest and prayed God to grant him eternal rest.