. To strengthen security around worship centres
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammmed Adamu has directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of Taraba State Command to fish out the killers of Rev. Father Tanko.
He also ordered the DIG 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 cleric was murdered by unknown persons yesterday at Kpankufu village along Wukari Road while he was on his way to Kofai Amadu village in Taraba State.
A statement in Abuja yesterday by the Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba said the IGP, while condoling with the Catholic family in Nigeria over the unfortunate incident, also expressed deep concern over the recent incidence of attacks on clergymen in some parts of the country.
Following the recent attacks, Adamu also directed commissioners of police in all states and the FCT to pay special attention to the clergy and increase security around worship centres nationwide.
The police chief, while assuring the nation that the perpetrators of the act would not go undetected and unpunished, urged the people to be calm and support the police to unravel the mastermind of the crime, their motives and circumstances surrounding the unfortunate killing of the priest.