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Gwoza Police Academy Attacked By Boko Haram Militants

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly attacked a Police Training Academy (Liman Kara Police College), near the crisis – prone Gwoza community, Borno State, North Eastern Nigeria.

According to an eyewitness account to BBC, there were sporadic shots while the state Police Spokesperson confirmed the shots and attack. Police source however said Thursday that it was still unable to reach the academy, since the attack took place.

The insurgents reports indicated arrived in three Armoured Personnel Carriers and on motorcycles.

Eyewitness admitted the militants assessed schools, but could not confirm the exact casualty during the attack.

Similarly, as the entire community was under siege, vigilance group members fled, a situation that allowed them to gain entrance into the academy and killed unconfirmed number of people.

Armed with various sophisticated weapons, the insurgents launched fierce offensive against the security including the military and chased them away.

Gwoza is one of the communities persistently engaged by the dreaded Boko Haram members. About 100 people were reportedly killed, while several were injured in the last attack few weeks ago. The newly installed Emir of the community was also allegedly kidnapped.



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