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, and set it ablaze.
The angry youths who have decided to take the bull by the horn claimed, they were on the hunt for Boko Haram insurgents.
Sources say that the youths proceeded to the former Governor Ali Modu Sherrif’s multi billion Naira residence in the same area, afterward with the aim to set it ablaze. The timely intervention of the security agents guarding the house however restraint 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 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.