Twenty-seven police officers still missing from Boko Haram attack on Gwoza

Nigeria PoliceThe Nigeria Police Fore on Tuesday said eight of its 35 personnel missing during an attack on the Police Mobile Force training camp at Gwoza, Borno, have been found according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

That leaves 27 officers still missing.

The camp was reportedly attacked by the Boko Haram insurgents.

Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations Officer, who confirmed this in Abuja, said the eight officers were found in the last two days.

Mr. Ojukwu expressed hope that more of the men would be found with the ongoing search and rescue efforts.

The insurgents attacked the camp on August 20, having attacked it earlier on August 7, and was repelled by the personnel.

Following the incident, the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, ordered that security be tightened in and around all police facilities across the country.

Seven of the missing men had been rescued by yesterday.

A message posted on the NPF Facebook page on Monday read: “Attack On Police Mobile Force Training School (#Gwoza Camp) Borno State. Seven course men rescued and brought to safety. Search for remaining twenty-eight are (sic) being intensified.”