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Police not informed before Dapchi attack – Yobe Cp

 The Police commissioner, Yobe State command, Abdumaliki Sunmonu, has condemned a publication in one of the national dailies that police were informed hours before the attack on Dapchi town where  110 schoolgirls were abducted.

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The commissioner, in a press release made available to newsmen on Tuesday, described the publication as mere speculation on its time frame as it is completely not correct.

"The attention of the Yobe State Police Command has been drawn to the publication on the issue of the Dapchi attack that the Police was informed hours before the attack on Dapchi town on 19/02/2018.

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"The assertion is nothing but a mere speculation on its time frame as it is completely not correct.

"Furthermore, the insinuation that the Police ran away is not true as the only near fatal casualty was a Policeman wounded and now recuperating in the hospital.

 "The Yobe State Police Command will continue to cooperate with other security agencies in ensuring safety and protection of lives and property of people of Yobe State", he added.