The Borno Police Command has denied reports that Boko Haram terrorists abducted some mobile policemen in the state.
Reports had emerged on Friday that Boko Haram members had invaded Limankara village and some parts of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, including the Police Mobile Training School.
The reports added that the terrorists kidnapped an unspecified number of police officers on training.
Speaking on Friday during a press conference in Maiduguri, the state Commissioner of Police, Abdul Umar, stated that reports that some police officers were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents were false and baseless.
Umar, however, admitted that the insurgents attacked the college, but were successfully repelled by policemen on duty.
The police chief disclosed that the command did not record a single casualty nor loss of firearms during the attack.
He said: “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.”
He added: “The police did not record a single casualty nor loss of firearms 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.”