What would have been another major communal conflict was Wednesday averted in Makurdi the Benue state capital, after a sugarcane seller allegedly stabbed his customer,19 year old Umaru Abdulrahaman, to death following an argument.
The incident according to Vanguard eyewitness took place Wednesday morning at about 10 am in the Wadata area of Makurdi of town.
According to the witness, the deceased who until his death lived at number20 Kano street, Wadata had engaged the sugarcane seller in an argument after purchasing a stick of sugarcane from him over the supposed balance the seller was to give the murdered buyer. All they heard was a sudden laud scream and the young man fell to the ground.
When the witness and other people rushed to the scene they saw blood gushing from chest of the deceased where he was stabbed and they discovered that the young man was dead cold while his attacker immediately fled the scene of the incident leaving his victim in his own pool of blood.
The Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, Daniel Ezeala confirmed the incident when contacted, but pointed out that the police was yet to make any arrests noting that the police had taken steps to avert any form of crisis arising from the incident.