A middle aged Igbo man was lynched in Jiwa, a community in Abuja, FCT for what they considered as desecration of the Mosque.
The man was said to have urinated near a Mosque which attracted the angst of a Muslim faithful who threw a stone at him, the deceased was said to have retaliated by picking the same stone and throwing back at the man.
An eyewitness who narrated the incident to our reporter said that other Muslim faithful who were infuriated joined and lynched him.
As at press time, tension was mounting among youths in Jiwa and Gwagwa communities in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), over the killing.
According to the eyewitness, the man, whose name was not immediately disclosed to newsmen, was passing through one of the streets in the village, and then decided to urinate into a drainage, close to a mosque.
The Ibo man was confirmed dead a private hospital in Gwagwa village by doctors in the hospital.
Our correspondent gathered that it took the intervention of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Gwagwa Police Station and some other prominent persons in the two communities to contain the youths were gathering for a reprisal action.
However every effort to reach the FCT police public relations officer (PPRO), Anjuguri Manza proved abortive, as he told our reporter that he was not in Abuja to respond to such inquiries.