•Two Nigerian Customs personnel issing at Geidam Senator Iroegbu Nigerian Troops on Tuesday foiled an attack in Rann, destroying 19 terrorists in five gun trucks, after a fierce gun battle with Boko Haram fighters. Rann is a popular town in Kala Balge local government area of Borno State and the easternmost LGA
Tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees are being forced to return to a remote town repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram, despite lacking security, food, water and shelter, aid agencies said Friday. The United Nations said some 20,000 refugees had returned to Rann from Cameroon on Thursday, taking the numbers who have
An estimated 30,000 Nigerians have returned since Tuesday from Cameroon to the flashpoint town of Rann, which has been targeted repeatedly by Boko Haram militants this year, the U.N. refugee agency said in an emailed comment to Reuters on Thursday. The men, women and children were among 40,000 civilians who fled
Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Army has dismissed the report by Amnesty International claiming sixty people were killed in Boko haram attack in Rann community of Borno State as false. Amnesty International had claimed in its report that Boko Haram insurgents attacked the community after Nigerian troops withdrew from the area. Col. Onyema
Cameroon authorities should not shut their borders to thousands of Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram militant attacks in Rann near the frontier, the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Wednesday. Rann, in northern Borno state, has been repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram, most recently on January 14, when the jihadists targeted a military
The UN refugee agency has expressed shock by reports that Cameroonian authorities have forcibly returned some 9,000 Nigerian refugees who fled across the border earlier in the week in search of safety from militant attacks. The sudden mass exodus of thousands of Nigerian refugees into Cameroon followed attacks by Boko Haram
Godsgift Onyedinefu The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Monday evening attack on Rann by Boko Haram has caused many to flee the town. A signed statement by the North East Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Alh Saidu Minin said: “An attack in Rann, some 175 kilometres northeast of the Borno state capital,
Jude Johnson The Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) has in response to the statement by Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) on the bombing of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in Rann, called for more answers from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF)-principal actor in the ugly incident. The Senior Director of Programs, CIVIC, Ms.