Boko Haram Attack Borno, Killing At Least Ten Persons
Sources say many were also injured in the night attack.
The terrorists reportedly entered the area at 6pm on Monday evening in a large convoy and attacked a military base and also burnt down several houses in Rann.
A gun battle between the attackers and troops is said to have lasted several hours.
“The situations was devastating; 10 people lost their lives and dozens were injured, the attackers burnt down several homes including UN hub and government structures after they gained access to the town last night,” according to one source.
“The troops got backed up from Ngala this morning after they were overpowered last night.
“We are still working with local NGOs to provide emergency service to the victims,” said the source.
Meanwhile, it was learnt that the United Nations and international non-government organisations have pulled out their staff due to incessant attacks on the town in the last couple of months.
Naija News reports that the state has been the worst hit by Boko Haram attacks, particularly in recent times bu the governor, Kashim Shettima, is hopeful that Borno State will regain its glory again.
He gave this assurance yesterday, while flagging-off the commencement of Exercise EGWU EKE III (PYTHON DANCE) at 7 DIVISION STEP -UP Tactical Headquarters CASHEW PLANTATION, Maiduguri.