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TARABA KILLING: IGP orders special security attention for clergies, places of worship



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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu has ordered special security attention for the clergy and places of worship across the country.

The IGP gave the order in reaction to the gruesome murder of a Catholic priest, Rev Father David Tanko in Taraba State on Thursday.

The Force Public Relation Officer, DCP Frank Mba, announced the decision in a statement in Abuja, describing the murder of the priest to be “in the most inhuman and barbaric manner.”

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According to My, the IGP had given marching orders to the commissioner of police in-charge of Taraba Command to fish out the killers and also directed the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of Force Criminal Investigation Department to provide additional forensic and other investigative assets to the Police Command in Taraba to aid investigations into the incident.

Expressing deep concern over the recent incidents of attacks on clergymen in some parts of the country, Mba said the IGP had condoled with the Catholic family in Nigeria over the unfortunate incident and urged the people to be calm, assuring that the perpetrators of the act would not go undetected and unpunished.

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