Angry youths set police station ablaze in Zamfara

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

The eyewitness, who spoke anonymously, 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 turned violent and set the police station ablaze.

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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.

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