An aged Igbo man was stoned to death in Jiwa, a community in Abuja, FCT, for what Muslims considered as desecration of their Mosque.
The man was said to have urinated near a Mosque which attracted the anger of male Muslim faithful who threw a stone at him, the deceased was said to have retaliated by picking the same stone and threw it back at the man.
Eyewitness who narrated the incident to reporters said that other Muslim faithfuls who were infuriated joined and stoned him which led to his death.
As at press time, tension was mounting among youths in Jiwa and Gwagwa communities in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), over the killing.
According to the eyewitness, the man, whose name was undisclosed as at this report, was passing through one of the streets in the village, and then decided to urinate into a drainage, close to the mosque.
The Igbo man was confirmed dead at a private hospital in Gwagwa village by doctors in the hospital.
It took the intervention of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Gwagwa Police Station and some other prominent persons in the two communities to contain the youths were gathering for a reprisal action.
However efforts to reach the FCT police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Anjuguri Manza proved abortive, as is not in Abuja at the moment.
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