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UN Begins Evacuation Of Staff Over Terrorist Attack

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The United Nations (UN) has begun evacuation of its agencies’ staff in Rann in Kalabalge local government area of Borno State after Boko Haram terrorists’ attack.

A credible aid worker, who spoke to LEADERSHIP Weekend on condition of anonymity, said the action became necessary following the burning of UNICEF clinic in the area during the attack.

The source added that many were killed while others sustained various degrees of gun shot wounds as the suspected Boko Haram insurgents engaged in gun duel with troops.

According to the aid worker: “The incident occurred around 8:30pm, Thursday evening, even as the Nigerian Armed Forces Special Force stationed in Rann responded swiftly and engaged the attackers, which led to killing of many of the insurgents and their vehicles as well damaged.

“They came and attacked Rann this evening, there was confusion everywhere, but after an hour, the shooting subsided. The Special Forces on ground responded appropriately, many of the insurgents’ fighters were killed but some civilians may have equally lost their lives.

“The casualty figure can’t be ascertained now but some of the attackers’ vehicles were damaged and abandoned,” the source added.

LEADERSHIP Weekend recalls that Boko Haram terrorists had earlier in March, this year, attacked Rann, killed a humanitarian worker and abducted three others. The terrorists later killed one of the three abductees, recently.





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