In response to the attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the Gwoza Training camp of the Nigeria Police Mobile Force (PMF), Acting Inspector-General of Police Suleiman Abba has ordered the tightening of security around police facilities in the country, in addition to efforts to further protect life and property.
A statement by police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu recalled that an attack on the camp on August 7 was repelled by the Police, but that a fresh offensive was launched on August 20 in which the policemen on duty engaged them in a fierce battle.
“The search and rescue party launched immediately has located and brought to safety all Police officers in the Training College at the time of attack,” he said. “So far, thirty-five policemen who are still missing from the facility as a result of the latest attack are being searched for with very promising prospect of locating them.”
The IGP enjoined all Nigerians to remain calm and to join hands with the security forces in the collective fight against insurgency, restating his determination to work closely with other security agencies to stem the tide of terror in the country.