Man killed in fight over girlfriend in Nasarawa

A man has been killed by his rival in a fight over a girl.

Dying for love

A 28-year-old man, Yusuf Salihu, has been murdered by his rival over a fight that had to do with their love interest, an 18-year-old girl.

The incident happened which happened in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State, could have led to a war between the deceased community and that of his killer, one Elias Sadam, but for the timely intervention of the police which quickly moved in to sop the youths of the late Salihu's community who were armed with cutlasses, machetes and other dangerous weapons in readiness for the war.

According to those in the know, the late Salihu and Sadam who is now on the run, were trying to woo the girl in question and had had altercations in the past.

But the incident that led to Salihu's death happened when Sadam ambushed him along the road and allegedly stabbed him in the back and he died on the spot.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ismaila Umar-Noman, confirmed the incident:

"We received information on April 22, that some youths in Akwanga mobilised themselves with cutlasses, knives, among others, to revenge the death of Yusuf Salihu who was allegedly stabbed to death by Elias Sadam on misunderstanding over a girlfriend.

We quickly sent our officers to the area to investigate what was happening and on reaching there, our men discovered that one Mr. Yusuf Salihu was stabbed at his back with a knife by one Mr Elias Sadam and he died on the spot.

The police have already commenced investigation in to the matter as the suspect is on the run.

I want to assure the family and the members of the public that the police will do everything human possibly to bring the culprit to book."


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