27 out of the 35 policemen missing after terrorists attacked Gwoza in Borno in August, 2014, are yet to be declared dead, this is according to the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase. This is what he said:
“About our colleagues, who are missing in Gwoza, there is a tradition in the police force.When officers are missing in battle, we do not declare them dead or missing until after a period has lapsed.So, we are still waiting for that period to lapse, and if we cannot find them after that time, then, we will formally declare them either dead or missing,’’ Arase said.
On Aug. 20, 2014 after the insurgent attacked Gwoza, 35 policemen were declared missing. 6 days later, the Police spokesman, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu, told newsmen that eight of them were found, leaving 27 still missing.