Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom condemns the killing of Reverend Father David Tanko of St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Amadu, Taraba State by gunmen.
The Governor describes the murder of the priest as shocking, painful and unfortunate.
He commiserates with the government and people of Taraba State, particularly the Catholic Church over the sad incident.
Governor Ortom joins his Taraba counterpart, Architect Darius Ishaku to call for an end to the bloodletting between the Jukun and Tiv in Taraba State. The Governor says only peace can guarantee meaningful development.
He urges security operatives to apprehend killers of Reverend Father Tanko to face consequences of their act.
Governor Ortom consoles the family of the late Catholic priest and prays that God grants him enternal rest.