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Nine missing policemen return to camp after ISWAP attack

The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar, had confirmed the attack to journalists in Maiduguri on Friday but denied the abduction of the police officers.

Nine police instructors reported missing after scores of Islamic State West Africa Province fighters attacked the Police Mobile Force Training College, Limankara, Gwoza, Borno State, have returned to their camp.

According to PUNCH, a senior police officer who confirmed their return said that the men, who were earlier believed to have been abducted by the insurgents, found their way to the camp on Saturday.

NAN recalls that the insurgents had launched a ferocious attack on the police college on Thursday, with many Rocket-Propelled Guns for almost two hours before kidnapping the mobile Police instructors.

The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar, had confirmed the attack to journalists in Maiduguri on Friday but denied the abduction of the police officers.

However, reliable police sources explained that nine out of the 21 instructors in the school were reported missing after the insurgents broke into the college when the policemen ran out of ammunition.

It was gathered that the military failed to send reinforcements despite the fact that an army checkpoint was located not far from the school.

Shedding light on the attack, a senior police officer said the attackers came from three angles, adding that they would not have overran the school had there been reinforcement.

In another information, Since bandits have been designated as terrorists, Niger’s governor, Abubakar Bello, believes it is time to wage a “full-fledged war” against them.

The governor was reacting to a recent attack on the settlements of Nakudna and Wurukuci in Niger state’s Shiroro LGA, which reportedly resulted in the deaths of over 30 people.

He committed to taking additional steps to safeguard the safety of residents in the area.

He vowed that the government and security agencies will intensify efforts to ensure the perpetrators are apprehended.

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