ASP Ismaila Umar-Noman, the state Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia.
“We received information on April 22, that some youths in Akwanga mobilised themselves with cutlasses, knives, among others, to revenge the death of Mr Yusuf Salihu who was allegedly stabbed to death by Mr Alias 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 Alias 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,’’ he said.
Umar-Noman said that the police had since released the body of the decease to the family for burial.
He also said that normalcy had returned to the area and urged the public to always give vital information to the police in the interest of peace.
He warned youths against taking laws in to their hand and advised the public to report their grievances to the appropriate authority for necessary action rather than engaging in violence.
Also speaking, the uncle to the deceased, Mr Tanimu Haruna, also confirmed the incident and appealed to the police to apprehend the suspect.(NAN)