Chief Goodman Dahida, the President General, Tiv Cultural and Social Association (TCSA) in Taraba on Friday called for a thorough investigation into the killing of a catholic priest, Rev Fr David Tanko
Dahida in a statement in Jalingo said the killing of the Priest was most unfortunate, uncalled for and unacceptable by all people of good will.
While condoling the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo, Most Rev Dr Charles Hammawa, the entire Catholic family and the immediate family of late Tanko, Dahida called on security agencies to deploy due intelligence to unmask those behind the killing.
“The Tiv Cultural and Social Association condemn this dastardly act in its entirety and call on security agencies to deploy intelligence to unmask those behind this evil act.
“God commanded us in the Holy Bible in the Book of 1Chronicles 16: 22 saying; ‘Touch Not My Annointed and do My Prophet No Harm’ .So, no matter the grievances of the killers of Fr. Tanko, they have gone too far, this is one death too many.
“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.
According to him, the Tiv group prayed for the repose of the soul of Tanko and appealed to the public to avoid stereotyping any group and pre-emptying the outcome of investigation, saying that doing so, would narrow the scope of investigation.
He appealed to the residents of the state, especially those living in the area where the ugly incident happened to support security agencies to do their work professionally to bring the killers to justice.