35 Police ‘missing’ after Boko Haram raid

Abuja – Thirty-five Nigerian police officers deployed
to a training academy in the remote northeast are
missing after a Boko Haram attack on the facility
earlier this week, a spokesman said Saturday.
The Islamists attacked the academy just outside the
town of Gwoza on Wednesday. Boko Haram seized
Gwoza earlier this month, but the military has said
it is preparing an offensive to retake the town in
Borno state.
“Thirty-five policemen who are still missing from
the facility as a result of the latest attack are being
searched for with very promising prospects of
locating them,” national police spokesman
Emmanuel Ojukwu said in a statement.

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