The cleric identified as Reverend Father David Tanko was the Catholic priest at Kufai Amadu in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.
Father David Tanko was on his way to Takum for a peace meeting with his fellow clergymen. The peace talk was on how to resolve the lingering Tiv, Jukun crisis.
However, the chairman of the council, Shiban Tikari disclosed that after killing him, the attackers set fire him and his car on fire.
Tikari identified the deceased as Reverend Father David Tanko.
David was a native of Wukari local
government area of the state.
The chairman alleged that the attack was carried out by Tiv militias.
Nevertheless, he stressed that the reason for the attacks is still unknown.
Meanwhile, investigation is still ongoing on the incident.
No arrest have been made as at the time of filing this information.