Tension is mounting among youths in Jiwa and Gwagwa communities in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) over the killing of a middle-aged man yesterday in Jiwa for urinating near a mosque, located in the community.
According to an eyewitness, the man was passing through one of the streets in the village, and then decided to urinate in a drainage, close to a mosque.
However, just as he was doing that, a man who was sitting at the front of the mosque and watching him, picked a stone and threw at him.
It was gathered that when the man had finished urinating, he picked the same stone and threw it back at the same man.
This action prompted some youths who were at the mosque to descend on the man, whose name was not immediately disclosed, and gave him the beating of his life.
He was said to have fainted and was rushed to a private hospital in Gwagwa village, where he was pronounced dead by doctors in the hospital.
According to Blueprint, it took the intervention of the divisional police officer (DPO), Gwagwa Police Station, and some other prominent persons in the two communities to stop the youth, who wanted to retaliate.