Police college still under Boko Haram occupation
The Police Training School in Gwoza, Borno State,
is still under the occupation of the Boko Haram
sect, weeks after it was attacked and overrun by
members of the violent group.
Findings indicated that about 27 riot policemen
were yet to be found out of the 100 personnel
that were receiving training at the school when
the insurgents struck the place on August 20,
However, there is anxiety in the Force over the
safety of the missing policemen, some of whom
are suspected to have been injured or killed by
the rampaging sect members.
Some policemen, who spoke on conditions of
anonymity, believed that some of the affected
personnel might not make it back to their
squadron in view of the spread of the activities of
the insurgents in Gwoza.
The Police High Command, however, said an
operation to liberate the facility is underway,
adding that a census of the policemen would be
taken after the operation.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel
Ojukwu, told our correspondent in Abuja on
Thursday that an operation to dislodge the Boko
Haram members is ongoing, adding that the
situation at the school would be clear after the
insurgents might have been cleared.
He said, “We are yet to find other policemen that
were in the school, but a census of all the men is
being taken and an operation to clear the
terrorists is ongoing. We will brief the press after
the school might have been cleared of terrorists
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