Borno State Police Command has denied reports that some policemen were abducted by the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at the Mobile Police Training School in limankara, Gwoza Local Government Area of the state.
Audu Umar, the state Commissioner of Police, stated this on Friday in Maiduguri, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Umar said reports claiming that an unspecified number of policemen were abducted at the school was fake news.
Reports had indicated that ISWAP fighters abducted an unspecified number of policemen after an attack at the school at about 8.22 am on Thursday.
But Umar said that no policeman was abducted during the incident, saying that all the 13 policemen at the school were safe and in good condition as they successfully thwarted the terrorists’ attack.
He explained that the command did not lose personnel or weapons during the attack.