Enraged youths have set on fire the Magazu Police Station in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara state, north-west Nigeria.

The incident has been confirmed by the police public relations officer in the state, DSP Shehu Muhammad, who said the command was already compiling a report on it.

It was gathered that there was a misunderstanding between the police and the people of the village which resulted in the clash.

Eyewitness account

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An eyewitness revealed that the misunderstanding followed an alleged death of a suspect from the area, Ibrahim Muhammad, in police custody.

The eyewitness, who spoke anonymously, said the suspect was detained for allegedly stealing a cell phone.

According to him, Muhammad’s death angered the youths of the village who turned violent and set the police station ablaze.