Five of the Policemen Missing After Boko Haram Attacked Gwoza Police Academy Found
Five of the 27 policemen who went missing during the Boko Haram seizure of the town and the attack on the Nigeria Mobile Police Academy in Gwoza, have rejoined their units unhurt, it was learnt yesterday.
Since Boko Haram carried out the Attack on the academy, over 100 police personnel were said to have gone missing, but as the search and rescue effort organised by the police gathered momentum, many of them were found and the number of missing reduced initially to 35 and then 27.
With the discovery of another five, the total number of the police trainees still missing stands at 22.
The Police hierarchy was hopeful yesterday that the remaining 22 police trainees would rejoin their formations soon.
A source familiar with the development said: “Following the invasion of the Academy by the insurgents, some of the mobile policemen ran into the bush and they have been trying to find their path in the last few days.
“Do not forget that some of them are not used to the Gwoza terrain because they are not from the area. They also have to navigate their ways in such a manner that they will not fall victims of Boko Haram.
“Most often, those who survived Boko Haram attacks have been linking up with their different units through Adamawa State.”
When contacted, the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu, said: “Five of the policemen have returned safely to their stations. Some may have gone back but yet to officially report.
“Let me assure you that we will recover the Academy in Gwoza from the insurgents, we are not giving in at all.”
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