Sunday, 31 August 2014

Gwoza: Boko Haram Using Captured Police College As Training Camp – Survivor


Captured Policemen have two options die or become instructors

News coming in  from Gwoza town in Borno state, indicates that the czaptured Police College has now become a training ground for Boko Haram.
 Boko Haram members now allegedly use captured Police College as their training grounds and its instructors as teachers.

The college is a riot police academy in Liman Kara, on the outskirts of Gwoza. It was overrun by terrorists on August 20, 2014, Wednesday. The attack left dozens of people dead, while 35 policemen were declared missing.

Mr. Gideon Obasogie, who is the Director, Catholic Social Communications, Maiduguri Diocese of the Catholic Church, shed some light on the fate of the missing officers in an interview with Punch on August 29, 2014, Friday.

According to his information, the police instructors are alive, at least those of them who have agreed to cooperate with the dreaded sect.
“The world must know the truth. People were captured and taken to the police training ground for
serious training as combatants. It is now one of their strongest bases,” Obasogie stated.


He further noted that the terrorists are increasing their numbers, keep getting good weaponry and would soon be ready to capture new areas.
Obasogie further explained how he got the information on what was going on in the college.

 According to him, a member of his church, who was also one of the trainers in the college, was able to spread this information. The officer was held hostage by Boko Haram, but managed to escape to the capital of the neighbouring Adamawa State, Yola.

It should be of note that the captured college has a strategic meaning,  it is one of  only two colleges of its type  in Nigeria.

The attackers were also able to seize not less than 200 assault rifles, ammunition and many more items from the armoury of the training institution.
There were over 5 units with 59 personnel each at the college at the time of the attack.
However, due to unknown reasons, they failed to produce strong resistance to the assaulters.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in his video message released by the press August 24 announced the creation of a Caliphate in Gwoza. The dreaded sect is now allegedly using the palace of the Emir of Gwoza as their headquarters.

At the same time, the Defence Headquarters who were not intimidated by such a declaration, assured that the area would soon be cleared of all kinds of the insurgents.

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