The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has directed his top officers to henceforth give special protection to religious leaders and worship places across the country.
A statement by the Force Headquarter spokesman, Frank Mba, quoted the Inspector General as having expressed 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.”
The police boss, gave marching orders to the Commissioner of Police in 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, August 29, at Kpankufu Village along Wukari Road on his way to Kofai Amadu Village in Taraba State.
Mohammed Adamu, who condoled with the Catholic Family in Nigeria over the unfortunate incident, directed the Deputy Inspector General 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.
The IGP asked 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 perpetrators of the dastardly act will not go undetected and unpunished.