Several trainees of the Nigerian Police training college in Gwoza, Borno State were feared dead when Boko Haram insurgents attacked the college.

The insurgents, who blew up an armored tank stationed at the gate of the training camp before gaining entrance into the school, stormed the college with five armored tanks seized from Nigerian soldiers.

Several trainees were injured in the attack while some fled to nearby mountains while others managed to escape to Adamawa State.

The terrorists were reported to have laid siege in Gwoza over the last two weeks while the Nigeria Army had made several unsuccessful attempts to dislodge them.