Boko Haram: 27 Police Officers Still Missing From Gwoza Police Academy, 8...

Boko Haram: 27 Police Officers Still Missing From Gwoza Police Academy, 8 Rescued

By Vanguard on August 27, 2014
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This picture taken on June 5, 2013 shows Nigerian police part of the joint forces in Borno state posing prior to a patrol in Maiduguri. | AFP/Quentin Leboucher

Police authorities, yesterday, disclosed that 27 police officers are still missing, almost one week after Boko Haram insurgents attacked Police Academy in Gwoza, abducting 35 of them.

Ojukwu noted that “27 are still missing. We are looking forward to more returning in the next few days. Search and rescue efforts are continuing. Police will reclaim her facilities.”

It will be recalled that the Defence Headquarters had earlier declared that military operations to secure Gwoza town seized by the insurgents earlier this month were on-going.

This came as Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau proclaimed Islamic caliphate in the town, which he said, was now firmly in the grip of the sect.

Responding to the claim by the sect leader that Gwoza town seized by the insurgents earlier this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate, the military authorities said, “the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Nigerian state is still intact.”

The Boko Haram leader had in a new video claimed that he has created an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza. The Nigerian Military dismissed the claim as being “empty”.

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