The leader of the Southern Conference of the United Methodist Church of Nigeria (UMCN), Rev. Philip Micah Dopah, Friday condemned the killing of the Catholic priest in Takum local government area of Taraba state.
Dopah, who gave the condemnation in Jalingo while speaking with Blueprint, said the state government must investigate what led to the killing of the priest.
According to him, the killing of the priest was unfortunate and that people of goodwill should condemn it.
Dopah, who condoled with the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo, Most Rev. Dr. Charles Hammawa, the entire Catholic family and the immediate family of Rev. Fr. David Tanko, urged security agencies to deploy their intelligence to unmask those behind his murder.
“We condemn this dastardly act in its entirety and call on security agencies to deploy all their intelligence to unmask those behind this evil act. This is a period of sober reflection for us in Taraba and all people of good conscience. We must use this period to think out the possible way to tackle this growing insecurity in our land,” he said.
Fr. Tanko was killed between Kasuan Haske and Tor-Tsee village on his way from Takum to his station at Amadu on Wednesday.