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.

Advertise With Us

Eyewitness account

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.