Two people have been arrested in connections with a mob action that led to the death of a soldier, Ayuba Ali, on Monday in Akwanga, Nasarawa state.
Reports said the deceased soldier, who was on pass from Maiduguri, allegedly hit a street hawker at Agwan Affi area of the town while riding on a motorbike.
The soldier, who was in mufti, tried to pacify the hawker and an altercation ensued resulting in irate youth beating him to coma.
Spokesman of the Nasarawa state Police command, Kennedy Idirisu said the soldier later died at the hospital, while investigation has begun to arrest all the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
NAN quoted an eye witness, John Abimiku, as saying that the area have been deserted for fear of the unknown.
Abimiku said: “As I speak with you now, about four military trucks are stationed in the area and soldiers are picking up any youth on sight.”
He claimed that the two persons arrested by the police were amongst those who took the soldier to the hospital after the mob action.