The reported attack on the Mobile Training Institute Gwoza, Borno State by fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province has been confirmed by the Borno State Police Command.
However, the Commissioner of Police in the State Mr Audu Umar, debunked reports that the attackers abducted an unspecified number of policemen describing them as ‘fake news.’
The CP insisted that all the policemen at the facility when it came under attack are safe as nobody was taken away.
He also countered news reports that the police lost some ot its arms to ISWAP
“The Command wishes to categorically debunk the news, I consider it as “fake news” and also to inform the general public that the insurgents, who attacked the PMF training college on the 13th January, 2022 at about 2022hrs were successfully repelled by our gallant officers and men.
“The Police did not record a single casualty nor loss of fire arms and no casualty on the part of the police was recorded.”
“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.” He said