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.
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.