There was a mild disturbance on Wednesday at Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Business District, Abuja, when a food seller stabbed a boy to death over a N100 debt.
The incident led to the burning of a BMW car and policemen and soldiers, guarding the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation headquarters, had to be drafted in to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the area.
Trouble started when the woman, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, allegedly accosted the boy, simply identified as Nuhu over the debt. An argument was said to have ensued and the woman, in a fit of anger, stabbed the boy in the stomach with a knife.
The deceased was later taken away to an unknown destination by his friends.
An eyewitness, who identified himself as Abubakar, told Punch Metro that Nuhu shouted after being stabbed, slumped and died and his friends and artisans quickly moved to attack the woman, but a man prevented them from beating her.
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Altienne Daniel, could not be reached for comments as she did not respond to the calls to her phone.