Angry Nigerians set police station ablaze

Zamfara State map

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.


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  • George

    These aren’t Nigerians youth but the Northerners backward nonentities the next generation of yeye Usman Dan Fodio who came from the desert with wicked Muhammed evil spirit following him looking for more bloods to thirst.

    • Kitunde

      Could they be reacting to a profoundly skewed system where Judges and Politicians who have stolen millions of Dollars of our commonwealth are defended by some crazy people, NBA, elderstatesmen SANs and a are granted bail by corrupt Judges but a petty thief that stole a phone worth less than $500 is killed in police custody??

      • Abdulrahman Abdulyekeen

        Why bothered yourself responding to a bigot @George who probably did not read the story but the headline.


    We are watching, gradually wat this country will become, on this buhari regime,

  • Usmanlau

    Because someone stole cell phone, he died at police custody but looters stolen billion and set almost free

  • Meena

    Innocent Nigerians would not be suffering. But corrupt leaders being thieves, took so much money from hard working Citizens. Poor people starving, power outages, killings, tax increase on food, tax increase on phone, text and data, when poor people can barely afford a meal. How can anyone have the nerve, to brag about their high cost of material things, when poor innocent Citizens are loosing their lives because of corrupt jackleg leaders? Nigeria is more than a great Country, it make up for Countries. I’m not a Nigerian, but I speak for all good Nigerians; because I’ve always admired and love Nigerians. If all brother’s would collaborate as one, sharing their ideas and talents to create jobs, and prove to those corrupt leaders you guys are the real leaders. Same goes for Nigerian sister’s, collaborate together sharing your ideas and talents to create jobs. How do we do this without any money? You may ask. If your ideas are good enough as a group, trust me; someone will bite. Look at the bright-side…You guys are more than what those leaders are, think big, be strong please, don’t let nothing get you down. Fight this tough struggling battle by using your brain. Think; you are the head and not the tail. Many people don’t have education, but it’s a good brain with a cleaver mind, that leads you to better days and a better life of living. I keep the Country of Nigeria in my prayers. Meena