Good day, welcome to the latest Benue State online news headlines update for today, Saturday, August 31st, 2019, on Concise News.
Fish Out Killers Of Taraba Catholic Priest, Benue’s Ortom Charges Security Agencies
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has urged security agencies in Taraba to fish out the killers of Rev. Fr. David Tanko of St. Peter’s Catholic Parish, Amadu in Taraba State, Concise News reports.
Ortom, in a statement issued on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase in Makurdi, described the incident as shocking, painful and unfortunate.
The governor condemned the killing of the clergyman and charged the security operatives to deplore all instruments within their disposal to apprehend the culprits and bring them to book.
This online news medium reports that the priest was killed by unknown assailants on Thursday in Taraba, while his body and his car were set ablaze. Read more here.
Fr. Tanko’s Killing: Buhari Issues Directive To Benue, Taraba Leaders
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the governments of Benue and Taraba States to exercise restraint following the gruesome killing of Rev. Fr. David Tanko at Kpankufu Village on Wukari Road in Taraba State.
Buhari directed the Taraba and Benue State governors, traditional rulers, specifically the Tor Tiv and the Aku Uka of Wukari, religious and community leaders in the two states to meet urgently and bring an end to persistent violent clashes between Jukun and Tiv people.
The President’s directive was contained in a statement signed by the Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, and made available to Concise News.
According to Buhari: “The murder of the Catholic Priest highlights the urgency of addressing this embarrassing and persistent conflict.” Read more here.
And that’s all for today on the round-up of the latest Benue State online news headlines. Be sure to get more updates on this dependable online news medium. Do enjoy the rest of your day.