Angry youths have set ablaze the Magazu Police Station in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara, following a misunderstanding between the police and the people of the village.
An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the misunderstanding followed an alleged death of a suspect from the area, Ibrahim Muhammad, in police custody.
The eyewitness who pledged anonymity, told NAN that the suspect was detained for allegedly stealing a cell phone.
According to him, Muhammad’s death angered the youths of the village who went berserk and set the police station alight.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Shehu Muhammad, confirmed the incident.
Muhammad said the State Police Command was already compiling a report on the mayhem.