Borno ANPP Chairman’s House Set Ablaze By Youths

Angry Borno youths
Angry Borno youths

Youths assisting security agencies in the clamp down on Islamist sect Boko Haram in Borno State, popularly known as Civilian Joint Task Force, JTF, yesterday, invaded the residence of All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, Chairman, Alhaji Mala Othman, at the New GRA, Maiduguri, the state capital, setting it ablaze.

The angry youths who have decided to face their known enemies claimed to be looking for the Boko Haram insurgents.

It was said that after torching the ANPP Chairman’s building, the youths proceeded to the former Governor Ali Modu Sherrif’s multi billion Naira residence in the same GRA with the aim of also setting it on fire. The timely intervention of the security agents guarding the house however prevented them from carrying out their plan.

The security operatives were alleged to have shot sporadically into the air to scare away the youths who scattered without accomplishing their mission.

However, the party chairman was said to have narrowly escaped being killed by his attackers as security agents reportedly whisked him away in a tinted Toyota Camry saloon car before the youths arrived.

Youths on a similar mission, had earlier invaded Othman’s house but were stopped from carrying out the action by security agents who informed them that the chairman was not in town.

The youths whose efforts had earlier been commended by Governor Kashim Shettima and other concerned individuals for helping in the arrests of several Boko Haram sect members in Maiduguri and Damaturu, the Yobe State capital in the last couple of weeks have vowed that they would arrest both Othman and former Governor Sheriff and hand them over to security agencies for appropriate action.

Sources say the ANPP chairman had reportedly been on the run since last year over the Boko Haram issue in the state.


  1. Is ds how 2 stop BH, I hope JTF knows wat dey’re breeding cos ds is similar 2 d emergence of BH n other radicals in d north. Meanwhile why is it dat non PDP members r attacked or being suspected wen we know dat some very big financiers of pdp r prime suspect?