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Regional News of Friday, 14 January 2022

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No police officers abducted by Boko Haram, says Borno CP

Borno State Commissioner of Police, Abdul Umar Borno State Commissioner of Police, Abdul Umar

The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Abdul Umar, has said no mobile police officers were abducted by Boko Haram during an attack on Police Mobile Training College, Gwoza.

The police chief, who admitted that there was an attack on the college, said the insurgents were successfully repelled by policemen.

Umar, while addressing a press conference in Maiduguri on Friday, January 14, labelled the published report as fake news, noting that, “The attention of the Borno State Police Command has been drawn to news making the round on social media, alleging that an undisclosed number of PMF personnel were abducted at the Police Mobile Training College, Gwoza.

“The Command wishes to categorically debunk the news, consider it as ‘fake news’ and also to inform the general public that the insurgents, who attacked the PMF training college on the Thursday, January 13, 2022, were successfully repelled by our gallant officers and men.”

“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,” Umar added.