His Excellency, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku, Executive Governor of Taraba State has received with shock news of the dastardly murder of Emmanuel Bileya, a Pastor of the CRC-N Church, Mararaba, Donga LGA, and his wife, Juliana.

Both of them were reportedly attacked by militia men and killed while working on their farm in Mararaba.

Gov. Ishaku condemned the killings as wicked and inhuman. He said killings of this nature have happened too often recently in Southern Taraba communities and described this situation as unhelpful to the on-going efforts of the government to achieve lasting peace among communities in the area.

He expressed sympathy with the surviving members of Pastor Bileya’s immediate and extended families as well as pastors and members of CRC-N  in Mararaba where he served until his death.

He prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims.

BALA DAN ABU

Special Adviser to the Governor

(Media and Publicity)