The Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, on Tuesday, said about 30 policemen were still missing following the recent attack on the Nigeria Police Mobile Force, Gwoza Training Camp, Borno State BY Boko Haram gunmen.
He made this known while speaking with State House correspondents shortly after a meeting President Goodluck Jonathan had with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
His current position runs contrary to an earlier statement he made last month when he put the number of missing policemen at 20.
He, however, disclosed that one of the missing policemen had since been discovered to have reported back at his base.
He said, “Even last week, we were able to identify that one of the missing officers in Gwoza had gone back to his base. So there can still be some that are in their homes, perhaps refusing anyone to report that they are around because of the trauma they went through or they could still be among families in some of the villages there.
“It still remains our hope that they are alive and that they will come back alive. We are still talking about 30 missing officers”.