Scores of Police recruits were Wednesday chased out of the Liman Kara Police College, near Gwoza, Borno State, when Boko Haram insurgents overran the training academy.
According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, the militants in three Armoured Personnel Carriers and on dozens of motorcycles invaded the College, shooting sporadically. The BBC claimed a police spokesman confirmed the attack and said the attack had severed communication with the Police facility.
Quoting a resident, Kaka Modu, the BBC said fleeing vigilance group said the community was also swamped by the insurgents. Modu was mentioned to have said some people were killed when the insurgents launched its first attack on the College on Tuesday, before returning on Wednesday.
He said: “The terrorists who engaged military troops with sophisticated weapons succeeded in chasing away security personnel undergoing training at the camp and took over by hoisting their flags yesterday(Wednesday) at the college. This was after the security operatives in the c college ran away.”
The institution is one of the two riot police training colleges in Nigeria.
The new Force spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, was quoted to denied having any information of the attack.