Bandits set Catholic priest on fire in Taraba


Suspected bandits have set a Catholic priest at Kufai Amadu in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State on fire.

This comes barely 24 hours after gunmen raided villages in the state killing two people.


Reverend Father David Tanko was ambushed while he was heading to Takum for a peace meeting with his fellow clergymen on how to resolve the lingering Tiv, Jukun crisis.

His vehicle was also set ablaze by the assailants.

The incident, according to Channels Television, has been confirmed by the chairman of the council, Shiban Tikari, who alleged that the attack was carried out by Tiv militias.


The victim was a native of Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba.

Police have not released a statement on the incident.