The cleric was on his way to Takum for a peace
meeting with his fellow clergymen on how to
resolve the lingering Tiv, Jukun crisis when he
was killed. The chairman of the council, Shiban
Tikari disclosed that after killing him, the attackers
set fire him and his car on fire.
Tikari identified the deceased as Reverend Father
David Tanko, who hails from Wukari local
government area of the state. He alleged that the
attack was carried out by Tiv militias.
He 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.