Malawi Police arrest 17 boys in local ‘Boko Haram’ gang

Malawi Police in Mchinji, a central region district bordering with Zambia, have arrested 17 teenage boys who belong to several local criminal gangs such as ‘Boko Haram’ for beating and robbing pupils in primary schools in the district.

Moses Nyirenda Mchinji police PRO says a gang has been arrested

Moses Nyirenda Mchinji police PRO says a gang has been arrested

The 17 boys (names withheld for legal reasons) with ages ranging from 14 to 16 were arrested on Wednesday following police investigations into criminal activities perpetrated by the boys among them snatching porridge from pupils, beating them and forcing them to smoke Indian hemp (Chamba) at Bua and Kamuzu primary schools in the district.

Mchinji Police Publicist Moses Nyirenda said the 17 boys were arrested at an Area called Robert Three in the ongoing police crackdown on gangs by the teenagers.

“We received several reports from parents and teachers from the two schools on the violence these teens have caused and we held meetings with the concerned parties and as Police we promised them to act on the allegations, and we have arrested the 17 who are now in custody pending trial at the court,” he said.

Nyirenda said the 17 were arrested after victims of the violence tipped the police and they will be charged with conduct likely to cause breach of peace and assault charges.

He also said during their investigations the boys revealed they were involved in the acts after smoking chamba and drinking sachet liquor.

Meanwhile, Police have arrested a 35 year old Gabriel Dzanja for supplying the boys with Indian hemp at his house in the district.

“We searched Dzanja’s house and we found packed chamba balls ready for sale and we confiscated them and arrested him,” he explained.

Apart from beating pupils, the gangs have been reported to have threatened teachers by painting walls of classrooms insulting them and forcing school going children to join their gangs.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From the World

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted

Comments are closed


14yr old acting as boko haram? Anena zambiri ana amenewo. The real boko Haram is coming


Asapite ku ndende but keep a very close eye on them.If they do it again then they deserve prison life. Nanga kuba phala tinganene kuti ndi mulandu woti mpaka ukanenedwe mukhoti? The issue here is not serious,they just need proffessional counselling. Dismantle this bad company rather.


This article is truly written by a foolish insensitive unprofessional writer. I say writer because to call them a journalist would be insulting to those who are journalists.

Boko haram is not a catchy term to be thrown around in titles to get views. Implying that boko haram are in Malawi is unprofessional, irresponsible, insensitive to real victims of boko haram and inciting unnecessary fear.


Send them to mpemba boys home

Apo ayi alembeni ntchito ku utsilikaliko !!


writing on the wall


ndchan cheni cheni cikucitika dziko lapansi dis thngs its seens lyk dis is a past days bt kungoikiza mapemphelo dziko lathu lamalawi kt zimenezi zithe bas

pitala wachilomwe

ma gang ‘wo si Boko Haram,ndi Boma Haram

Blessings Adam Kaliapa

Vuto simakolo awo Ayi.Mwana amatha kuyamba zoterezi chifukwa cha azimnzake ocheza nawo.Monga mmene mwamvela nkhaniyi Panali ana ena a mchititidwe umenewu ndikale omwe amakakamiza amnzawo kuti awatsatile ku gulu lawoli.Koma ngati sakhala membala wagululi amapangidwa nkhanza chifukwa simembala wawo.Musawapake makolo awo apa.Kholo likhoza kukhala losamwa mowa pamene mwana wake amamwa.Chambachonso chimodzimodzi kholo osachidziwa Chambacho mwana mkuchisuta.

saziwi wankulu

vuto sianawo koma makolo awo.mwana wazaka 14 akavute kumpanga handle.

More From Nyasatimes