Over 100 Trainee Policemen Missing As Boko Haram Attacks Mobile Police Academy

5 years ago by: Charles colins
-- (m) at 23-08-2014 08:12AM (5 years ago)

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The  police yesterday launched a search for more than 100 mobile police trainees who are missing as a result of the attack on Thursday by Boko Haram  on the Nigeria Mobile Police Academy in Gwoza.



There were indications that some of the fleeing  trainees were sighted in Yola and Mubi in Adamawa State.

The lucky ones were said to have made calls to their colleagues on their safety.
The whereabouts of most  of the trainees could not be accounted for as at press time.

There was anxiety that some of the mobile police trainees might have been captured by the sect.

But a reliable source in the police, however, confirmed that a roll-call of those on training was being conducted last night to ascertain the actual number and list of those in the academy.

The situation appeared tense yesterday following the blockade of all routes leading to Gwoza by Boko Haram insurgents.

The police could not gain access to Gwoza to reclaim the academy where the insurgents have hoisted their flags.
According to a reliable source who is central to the management of how to retake the academy, none of the trainees could be located.

The source said: “Preliminary findings showed that the insurgents invaded the school in the morning when most of the mobile police trainees were in their training shorts and vests.

“We are talking of more than 100 trainees missing. If the academy is at its full capacity, it can take up to 1,000 policemen either trainees or those for in-service training. None of the police trainees has officially got in touch.

“They overran the academy, burnt some parts of it and hoisted their flags. All those in the school fled and we cannot account for their whereabouts.

“Yesterday some of the trainees were said to have been sighted in Yola and Mubi where they got in touch with their superiors and relations. We are suspecting that some of these trainees might have also managed to escape to their squadrons.”

Responding to a question, the highly-placed source said: “We cannot rule out if any of the trainees had been captured or not by the insurgents because it was a sudden invasion and the topography is hilly.

“As I am talking to you, neither the military nor the police could gain access to Gwoza, either to reclaim the town or the academy.

“Boko Haram insurgents have taken over the entire Gwoza and mounted blockade to deny  the police and other security agencies access to the place. The insurgents are in charge of the place now.”

The source said the police management has ordered a roll-call of those nominated for training in the Academy to “at least get a list of the trainees.”
“We have started  the search for them from the roll-call. We  will now get in touch with their  superior officers, colleagues, relations or next-of–kin  if they have heard from them.”


-- paulohking (m) at 23-08-2014 08:25AM
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......hmmmmm.
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-- zeigbo (m) at 23-08-2014 08:35AM
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bringbackourpolice#

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-- odprince (m) at 23-08-2014 08:47AM
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LOL,KADUNA MAFIANS ON IT AGAIN,HAIL BUHARI AND THE NORTHERN EMIRS,,BUT WHY NOT THE HAUSA COME OUT AND AGREE FOR DIVISION OF NIGERIA?WHAT IS THE REASON OF KILLING PEOPLE??BUHARI,SULTAN OF SOKOTO,SANUSI AND OTHERS SHOULD AGREE FOR DIVISION...LETS DIVIDE THE COUNTRY,,,,OR EVERYWHERE SHOULD START,HAUSA MUST GO
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-- winace (f) at 23-08-2014 09:02AM
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Hehehehehe interedting. See for naija now, na all man for himself. No security anywhere obviously.
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-- beneno (m) at 23-08-2014 09:02AM
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na wa  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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-- dareper (m) at 23-08-2014 09:31AM
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We started with #bringbackourgirls# to #bringbackourboys# now it's #bringbackourpolice# next will be #bringbackourarmy# followed by #bringbackourpresident#. I seat down dey look like lukeman.
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-- dynasty4all (m) at 23-08-2014 10:02AM
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Quote from: odprince on 23-08-2014 08:47AM
LOL,KADUNA MAFIANS ON IT AGAIN,HAIL BUHARI AND THE NORTHERN EMIRS,,BUT WHY NOT THE HAUSA COME OUT AND AGREE FOR DIVISION OF NIGERIA?WHAT IS THE REASON OF KILLING PEOPLE??BUHARI,SULTAN OF SOKOTO,SANUSI AND OTHERS SHOULD AGREE FOR DIVISION...LETS DIVIDE THE COUNTRY,,,,OR EVERYWHERE SHOULD START,HAUSA MUST GO
I TOTALY AGREE WITH U
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-- zeigbo (m) at 23-08-2014 10:05AM
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Cheesy Cheesy

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-- chicco77 (f) at 23-08-2014 10:12AM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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-- akinmanchy (m) at 23-08-2014 10:27AM
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When policemen cannot even secure themselves what is the fate of the civilians?

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-- seveneleven (m) at 23-08-2014 10:35AM
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this one na Gobe
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-- sirdykepapa (m) at 23-08-2014 11:28AM
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If the police and army can't have access to gwoza what is the air force doing that place should be bombed to the ground cosbits assumed there masters are there.
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-- spiridion (m) at 23-08-2014 01:21PM
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Nuke 'em
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-- EmekaBlue (m) at 23-08-2014 05:31PM
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D army will retake d small town back but when will these boko boyz stop..na waa!  Its time for serious attack on them..Jonah stop politics and giv d order
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-- morgrawl231 (m) at 23-08-2014 06:04PM
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WETIN CIVILIANS COM DEY WAIT FOR??? DIS ONE WEY BOKO BOYS DON DEY CARRY BABY POLICE,,,,,,THERE IS FIRE ON DA MOUNTAIN !!!
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-- osamabinladin (m) at 23-08-2014 07:35PM
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 Sad
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