Police begin massive manhunt for killers of Father Tanko

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  • Orders CP Taraba to fish-out Killers
  • CPs to pay special attention to security of the clergy​

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the Taraba police chief to begin a manhunt for the killers of Rev. Father David Tanko.

In a statement by Frank Mba, the IGP said henceforth police will pay special attention to the clergy and increase security around worship centres nationwide.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has given marching orders to the Commissioner of Police, Taraba State Command to fish-out the killers of Rev. Father David Tanko who was gruesomely murdered in the most inhuman and barbaric manner by unknown persons in the early hours of today, 29th August, 2019, at Kpankufu Village along Wukari Road on his way to Kofai Amadu Village in Taraba State.

The IGP condoles the Catholic Family in Nigeria over the unfortunate incident. He also expresses deep concerns over the recent incidents of attacks on clergymen in some parts of the country and has directed Commissioners of Police in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to henceforth pay special attention to the clergy and increase security around worship centres nationwide.

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The IGP has further directed the DIG in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) to provide additional forensic and other investigative assets to the Taraba State Command to aid investigations into the incident.

Meanwhile, the IGP enjoins the people to be calm and give maximum support to the Police in the bid towards unravelling the authors of the crime, their motives and circumstances surrounding the unfortunate killing of the Priest.

He reassures the nation that the perpetrator(s) of the dastardly act will not go undetected and unpunished.

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