Boko Haram kills 4 U.N. workers in Rann, Nigeria, many soldiers dead, many missing

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Updated: March 7, 2021


Boko Haram terrorists overnight killed at least four United Nations humanitarian workers in Rann, a community in Kala Balge Local Government of Borno in Northeastern Nigeria.

Those killed were all Nigerians, the United Nations said in a statement, adding that many soldiers were also killed.

A female aid worker was also missing while the other one, hit by bullets, sustained injuries.

Samantha Newport, Head of Communications, UNICEF Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told the News Agency of Nigeria that two of the deceased were personnel of UN client organisation, International Organisation of Migration (IOM), deployed to Rann as camp managers.

She sasid others killed were a medical doctor working as a consultant with UNICEF and an aid worker with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) affiliate organisation.

The UNICEF communications head said a female nurse was abducted, while another female aid worker was injured in the attack.

Nigerian newspaper said Boko Haram attacked the town at about 7 p.m. on Thursday and attacked a military base and an internally displaced persons camp in Rann.

Correction: Rann is a community in Kala Balge Local Government of Borno in Northeastern Nigeria,and not the southeast as previously reported. The error is regretted.

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