The Zamfara state police command says it has commenced an investigation into the death of Enoch Okpara, a medical doctor, who was killed and burnt by unknown assailants.
Okpara, a consultant obstetrics and gynaecologist at the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, was found dead at his residence on Saturday.
Public relations officer of the Zamfara police command, Shehu Mohammed, said the state commissioner of police has ordered an immediate investigation into the matter in order to arrest the culprits.
Okpara was reportedly discovered missing when he did not show up in church on Saturday morning which was unusual of him. The church then contacted some of his colleagues after calling his mobile phone without response.
The burnt body of the deceased was later discovered in the courtyard of his house while bloodstains were seen on the walls of the room.