Police have arrested a 29-year-old woman (name withheld) after she allegedly set fire on her boyfriend’s apartment after a dispute in Makurdi’s Achusah neighbourhood.
According to an eyewitness, the girl committed the heinous act on Wednesday morning about 9:00 a.m., when her boyfriend left for work.
“The flames from the victim’s house drew the attention of neighbours who rushed to assist in putting out the fire,” he said.
This latest incident occurs just over 5 months after Nicodemus Nomwange, a man in his 40s, set himself and his girlfriend, Shiminenge Pam, on fire in Makurdi’s High-Level district. During the same time span, a young woman allegedly set fire to her lover’s home on Gboko’s Shaahu Road.