From Msughshima Andrew, Makurdi

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has condemned the killing of Reverend Father David Tanko of St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Amadu, Taraba State by gunmen.

The Governor made the condemnation in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase and made available to newsmen in Makurdi.

Ortom who commiserates with the government and people of Taraba State, particularly the Catholic Church over the sad incident, described the murder of the priest as shocking, painful and unfortunate.

Governor Ortom further joined 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 urged security operatives to apprehend killers of Reverend Father Tanko and make them face consequences of their act.

Ortom also consoled the family of the late Catholic priest and prayed that God to grants him enternal rest.

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