One Moses Ladi, who was allegedly bathed with acid by a young man suspected to be her boyfriend, simply identified as Baba, has died as a result of the attack.
DAILY POST reports that the 27-year-old died on Tuesday at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, where she was receiving treatment for first degree burns.
An unnamed eyewitness, who spoke on the incident, said the deceased was attacked a few days ago by a young man, popularly called Baba, at the old Nigeria Prison Service Yard, Wadata area of Makurdi town where she lived with her parents.
According to the witness, “We heard that her supposed boyfriend, popularly known as Baba, called her out of the house, saying he had something to discuss with her.
“When Ladi approached him, Baba removed a bottle; containing substance suspected to be acid, from his pocket and poured it on her.
“She screamed out loud and fell, and as neighbours trooped out to see what was happening, Baba fled.
“The vigilante group in the area mounted a search for him and he was eventually caught at one of the motor parks in town, when he was about boarding a taxi out of Makurdi.
The witness added that he was subsequently handed over to the police at ‘A’ Division, Wadata, where he is being detained for interrogation.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Matthew Oku, who confirmed the attack, said the command was yet to receive situation reports from medical doctors that treated the deceased.