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UN worry over ‘forced return’ of Nigerian refugees to Rann

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

30,000 Nigerian Refugees return to Rann, says UN

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

Army debunks report claiming Boko Haram killed 60 in Rann

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

60 killed in Boko Haram Attack in Rann — Amnesty International

Boko Haram has killed at least 60 people in renewed attack on the Northeast town of Rann on Monday, Amnesty International said on Friday. The attack was one of the bloodiest in the group's decade-long insurgency. It came two weeks after Boko Haram had overrun the same town, driving out Nigerian

Don’t shut your borders against Nigerian refugees, Cameroon govt told

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

Stop Forced Eviction of Nigerian Refugees, UN tells Cameroon

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

Residents flee Borno community after Boko Haram attack — NEMA

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,

Nigerians deserve answers from NAF in IDP Camp bombing-CIVIC

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.