Boko Haram Takes Over Police Training College In Gwoza

Gwoza town has been lost to the Boko Haram insurgents, who invaded a well-known Nigerian Police training college in the Borno town

Gwoza town is located 183 kilometres south of Maiduguri, the capital of troubled Borno State, North-East Nigeria.

A security source revealed to journalists in Maiduguri that the training camp was finally overrun by the insurgents on Wednesday after running battle a day earlier.

The militants, who numbered several hundred, stormed the police college with five armoured tanks they had earlier seized from Nigerian soldiers who had had made several unsuccessful attempts to dislodge the sect from Gwoza over the last two weeks, reports Sahara Reporters, citing police sources.

Another source disclosed that numerous trainees were either killed or seriously injured by the militants who carried out the assault.

“Those who survived the attack had to run to the mountains nearby,” said the source. He added that some of the trainees managed to escape to neighbouring Adamawa State.

A police source told SR that the surging militants blew up an armored tank stationed at the gate of the training camp before gaining entrance into the school and wreaking havoc.

Boko Haram had two weeks ago seized much of Gwoza town, hoisting the sect’s flag and appointing an Emir to administer the town, in an action similar to the activity of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The town’s traditional ruler and several of his subjects had escaped the town following attacks by the insurgents.

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  • It is high Time for Nigeria Army to be very seriou about this Boko haram,what a shame and disgrace to Nigeria Army.Nigeria Army should know That they are not fighting civil war but only some set Terrorist .Wê have enough soldiers in Nigeria,the posted soldiers should be changed and Nigeria Air force should involved.The fg is spending a lot money on security matters but no positive result till now .

  • Some pple just comment for fun of it.Nig Army is reputable force of international acknowledgment.Torrorism of Boko Haram status is alien to Nigeria nd her Armed Forces hence extra intelligence nd tactics re required in curtain it.If criticize blindly,I suggest you join the Army to profer solutions.This the time to exhibit “PATRIOTISM”.Take USA with Bin Laden as a case study nd you will understand the challenges we have at hand. Nigeria may not have it alright some where along the line but let’s appreciate nd encourage our Troops so God can give them VICTORY IJN,Amen.God bless Nigeria.

  • There is a saying in Choba my local Ikwerre community in Rivers State Nigeria,that Crab said any joke involving twisting of arms, you should not involve her due to the imminent dislocation. Nigerian army and Boko Haram, who is in the offensive and defensive. As long as the home rat continue to inform the bush rat that there is fish in the cupboard,fish will continue to miss. God is ‘seeing-ooo’.

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