Borno State Commissioner of Police, Abdul Umar has reacted to reports that Boko Haram terrorists stormed and abducted a number of policemen from the Police Mobile Training College, Gwoza.
He said that while there was indeed an attack on the college, no policeman was abducted from the facility.
According to him, the police successfully repelled the attack on the college.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, the commissioner described reports of the abduction as “fake news”.
“The attention of the Borno State Police Command has been drawn to news making 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 13th January, 2022 at about 2022hrs were successfully repelled by our gallant officers and men,” Umar said.
He added that the police did not record any loss of personnel or firearms during the attack.
He urged the 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”
He assured them of police commitment, focus, and determination towards bringing an end to the insurgency and other crimes and criminality in Borno State.