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19 policemen die in Borno

Maiduguri— The Borno Police Command said 19 police officers lost their lives last year.

The state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdu, who disclosed this in Maiduguri, yesterday, said 10 others were seriously injured and are currently receiving treatment in various hospitals.

“However, in spite of this, we have been able to record tremendous achievements due to the dedication and commitment exhibited by the officers,” Abdu said.

He said the command investigated 585 cases during the year under review and recovered N31 million in cash, arms and ammunition, vehicles and several properties worth millions of Naira.

The police chief said 193 suspects, who were arrested in connection with the Boko Haram crisis in Borno had been arraigned and remanded in prison custody.


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