A lady allegedly set her boyfriend ablaze in his house in Gboko town, in the Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.
It was learnt that the unknown suspect, currently on the loose, took the decision after the boyfriend, identified only as Jude, ended their relationship.
In a similar development three weeks ago, a married man set himself and his girlfriend ablaze in Makurdi, after the lady ended the relationship in order to marry a man of her choice.
The duo however was killed in the inferno.
In the recent new incident, the two lovers had been in a romance relationship for some time before Jude decided to end it.
A resident, who gave his name as Bem, alleged that Jude ended the relationship because of the girlfriend’s attitude and hatred for his mother but the break up did not go down well with the girlfriend.
Bem narrated that the girl, after setting the victim’s house on fire, padlocked the door from outside, jumped on a motorcycle waiting outside the compound and took off.
He said, “The two lovebirds had a heated argument earlier that day, when Jude asked her to pack out of his house.
“He thought that he had heard the last of it, but he was wrong. About 1.30am, the girlfriend returned to the compound with three men. They tore open the window nets and started pouring a substance suspected to be petrol into the room through the window.”
Bem also disclosed that the victim was receiving treatment at a hospital in Gboko.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Catherine Anene, said the police had launched a manhunt for the fleeing suspect.