Man sets self, girlfriend ablaze in Makurdi

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Tragedy struck in Makurdi, Benue state as a middle aged himself and girlfriend ablaze.

It was gathered the whose identity was unknown as at the time of filing this , bought fuel, locked girlfriend inside the room before setting both of them ablaze.

The who is about 40 years died on the spot as a result of the inferno, while the girl friend, also got burnt beyond recognition.

The incident occurred on the end of Inikpi Street, high-level area in Makurdi on Saturday evening at about 6:30 pm.

When The Nation visited, officers of the (FRSC) were seen evacuation the corpse of the young man and of girlfriend the hospital.

fighters fought hand put out the and prevent it spreading other houses.

Neighbours told The Nation the young man had a and somewhere but he was always complaining is threatening life even though they are not living together.”

said it was a case of mental health.

The Nation