Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly taken over Mobile Police Training College at Liman Kara near Gwoza in Borno State.
Reports by the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC monitored in Abuja claimed that shots were heard after the terrorists arrived in three armoured vehicles and on dozens of motorcycles.
Security sources also confirmed that it had not been possible to communicate with the academy since Wednesday.
Another source said many trainees were either killed or seriously injured by the insurgents who carried out the assault. ?Those who survived the attack had to run to the nearby mountains,? said the source.
Report also said some of the trainees managed to escape to Adamawa State.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that the College had five units of police officers in training at the time of attack, and that each unit had 59 trainees and a unit commander.
Among the units in residence at the college were two mobile police, MOPOL units from Nasarawa and Gombe States and a mobile police unit from Abuja. Two other units from Zamfara State were also at the college during the attack.
According to reports by Sahara reporters, the terrorists blew up an armoured tank stationed at the gate of the training camp before gaining entrance into the school and wreaking havoc.
The training centre was one of the few government facilities that remained out of the control of the sect, until yesterday?s massive offensive by the insurgents.