35 Nigeria police 'missing' after Boko Haram raid

Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to Islamist extremist group Boko Haram's former camp on June 5, 2013 near MaiduguriThirty-five Nigerian police officers deployed to a training academy in the remote northeast are missing after a Boko Haram attack on the facility earlier this week, a spokesman said Saturday. The Islamists attacked the academy just outside the town of Gwoza on Wednesday. Boko Haram seized Gwoza earlier this month, but the military has said it is preparing an offensive to retake the town in Borno state. “Thirty-five policemen who are still missing from the facility as a result of the latest attack are being searched for with very promising prospects of locating them,” national police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu said in a statement.

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