The Nigeria Police Force has reportedly dismissed 121 of 167 police officers who fled from a counter-terrorism training facility to avoid deployment against Boko Haram insurgents.

Concise News had earlier reported that the 167 police officers were amongst the 2,000 sent on a counter-insurgency training at the Nigerian Army Special Forces Training School in Buni Yadi, Yobe State.

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Also recall that the Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday denied reports that its operatives absconded from training at the Special Forces School, Buni-Yadi, Yobe State.

According to Premium Times, the 121 officers were accused of committing mutiny and desertion, prompting the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to order their dismissal with immediate effect.

It was learned that a directive has gone out for several police units where the dismissed officers were attached to immediately retrieve all police equipment in their possession and remove them from payrolls.