Following the killing of Rev Father David Tanko in Taraba State, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) M.A Adamu, has given marching orders to the Commissioner of Police, Taraba State Command to fish-out the killers of the priest.
Father Tanko who was gruesomely murdered in the most inhuman and barbaric manner by unknown persons in the early hours of Thursday at Kpankufu Village along Wukari Road on his way to Kofai Amadu Village in Taraba State.
The IGP condoles the Catholic Family in Nigeria over the unfortunate incident. He also expressed 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.
“Meanwhile, the IGP enjoins 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. He reassures the nation that the perpetrator(s) of the dastardly act will not go undetected and unpunished,” according to a statement issued by Police spokesman Frank Mba.
Taraba has witnessed elongated communal crises over time. Currently it is between the Jukun and the Tiv. Killings between the two led to the closing of a Federal University there.