- Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly carried out another daring attack in Gwoza local government area of Borno state
- The terrorists were said to have attacked the police mobile training school in Limankara and kidnapped police instructors
- The Borno police command has, however, debunked the report, saying abduction took place at the training school
Gwoza LGA, Borno state - Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly abducted an unspecified number of mobile policemen at the police mobile training school in Limankara, Gwoza local government area of Borno state.
The Punch reported that the insurgent attacked the training school around 8:22pm on Thursday, January 13.
It was gathered that they attacked with gun trucks and shot sporadically into the air before kidnapping the mobile police instructors.
The training school, according to the newspaper, is located twenty-five kilometres from Gwoza town.
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Police debunk report
The state's commissioner of police, Abdu Umaru, who addressed newsmen in Maiduguri, said there was an attempt by the insurgents to invade the training school but officers repelled it.
“No police personnel were abducted at the police mobile training college Gwoza. Yes, there was an attempt to invade the school, we wish to inform the general public that the insurgents, who attacked the mobile training school on the 13th of January, 2022 at 2022hrs were successfully repelled by our gallant and men with less effort.
“The police did not record any single casualty not loss of firearms and no casualty on the part of police was recorded.
“The Command wishes to categorically debunk the news, consider it as fake news.. On this note, I am using this medium to call the attention of the general public to disregard any misleading information that may likely cause panic and disturb the peace of innocent citizens who are roaming endlessly in search of a greener pasture, and to assure them of our commitment, focus and determination toward bringing an end to the insurgency and other crimes and criminality in Borno State.”
Note that this report has been updated to reflect the reaction of the Nigeria police.
Insecurity: Governor Zulum cries out, says Boko Haram controls two LGAs
Meanwhile, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, the governor of Borno state on Wednesday, January 12, said Boko Haram is still occupying two local government areas, Abadam and Guzamala.
The governor disclosed this during an interactive session with the Senate Committee on Army, which paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Maiduguri. The committee chairman, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume led other senators including military officers from the army headquarters.
Zulum also expressed concern over the growing presence of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in some parts of the state, especially southern Borno.
Soldiers injured in battle with ISWAP receive huge gift from Governor Zulum
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some soldiers who fought in a battle with terrorists of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) were gifted N5 million by the Borno state governor.
The soldiers who had fought with ISWAP terrorists at Rann, a border town between Nigeria and Cameroon received the cash gifts during the governor's visit.
The governor had visited the soldiers at the Army Hospital at Maimalari Barracks, located in Maiduguri., Borno state. The money was immediately distributed among all the soldiers as the governor consoled and appreciated them for their gallantry and patriotism.