A Nigerian man, identified as Muhammed, on Thursday morning, set himself on fire in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred around 7:30 am.
Misbahu Usman, a commercial motorcycle rider who witnessed the incident, told our correspondent that the victim arrived in Peace and Reconciliation Garden, in Jos as early as 7:30 and poured petrol on himself before setting himself ablaze.
He narrated that: “There were no many people around during the incident and before we realized what was going on, the fire had already dominated the body and there was no water to put off the fire.
“The available sachet water around was not enough to put off the fire.”
The eyewitness added that the relatives of the victim, including his parents, arrived at the scene of the incident crying.
According to Misbahu, the relatives, who identified the victim as Muhammed, said the victim had a problem with his father last night, adding that he thought the issue was resolved only for them to hear that he had set himself ablaze.
He said the relative and the police had evacuated the victim to the hospital to confirm if he was dead.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Ubah Gabriel, said he would confirm from other police divisions and get back to our correspondent.