Two people died on Thursday during Valentine’s Day celebration in Obi town of Obi area in Nasarawa state, north-central Nigeria.
According to an eyewitness, the incident occurred at about 10am when one of the lovers, whose name was given as Aliyu, trailed his rival to his house, and stabbed him in the stomach.
The culprit attempted to run for safety but could not evade youths in the area who caught up with him and set him ablaze.
Concise News gathered that a family member of the late Aliyu, who simply gave her name as Aisha, said the brother was rushed to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
Upon arriving at the hospital, where incidentally his mother works at the casualty unit, he asked to see her, according to her.
She said: “After our youths from Obi took him to the hospital, he said he wanted to see his mother, whose name is Hassana, who was also on duty Thursday morning.”
”As soon the mother came into the casualty unit and held his hand he gave up the ghost.“
The Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), Uthman Ismail, said the incident was reported at the Obi Police station by the father of the deceased.