Rann Attack: IDPs Flee to Cameroon Border- NEMA
An attack in Rann, some 175 kilometres (110 miles) northeast of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, on Monday forced civilians to flee.
The attack began at about 5:20 pm (1620 GMT) on Monday.
The attack has exacerbated already dire humanitarian conditions on the ground as Rann officially hosts around 35,000 internally displaced people (IDPs), according to the estimate of the International Organization for Migration.
The military base was burnt by the terrorists, Locals and IDPs fled as the Islamist militants set fire to camps and shelters.
Many people fled towards Bulale, on the Cameroon side of the border.
Four IDPs were allegedly killed. Several shelters were burned. They also looted food supplies in the town.
The humanitarian operations in Rann have been scaled down since March 2018 after a similar attack where three aid workers were killed.
The National Emergency Management Agency has intensified efforts to address the plight of distressed and displaced persons.
By Alh Saidu Minin
Zonal Coordinator NEMA NEZ