Angry youth 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.
A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria that the misunderstanding followed an alleged death of a suspect from the area, Ibrahim Muhammad, in police custody.
The witness, who pledged anonymity, said the suspect was detained for allegedly stealing a cell phone.
According to him, Mr. Muhammad’s death angered the youth of the village who went berserk and set the police station alight.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Shehu Muhammad, confirmed the incident.
The spokesperson said the State Police Command was already compiling a report on the mayhem.