Home / Breaking News / Soldiers repel Boko Haram attack on Rann IDP camp, kill 8

Soldiers repel Boko Haram attack on Rann IDP camp, kill 8

Days after the accidental bombing by a Nigerian airforce jet, which killed at least 54 persons, Rann IDP Camp in Borno State came under another attack, this time, by Boko Haram insurgents.

Witnesses in Rann said soldiers deployed to secure the bombed IDP camp battled for hours to repel over 100 Boko Haram gunmen who came attacking at about 6pm.

A source from Rann informed PREMIUM TIMES that the soldiers stood their ground and killed eight of the attacking insurgents.

The source, who asked not to be quoted for his security sake, said a soldier was wounded in the attack.

On Tuesday, the Theatre Commander of the Lafiya Dole counterinsurgency operations in northeast Nigeria, Major General Lucky Irabor, said the air force jet that mistakenly bombed the IDP camp was actually deployed to take on an idea identified location where Boko Haram insurgents were gathering in Kala-Balge local government area of Borno State.

Rann is the headquarters of Kalabalge local government area.

The Air Force said the bombings were aimed at Boko Haram militants.

It is not clear if the gang of Boko Haram insurgents that attacked Rann last night were those missed by the airforce jet.

  • culled from PREMIUM TIMES

 

x

Check Also

HAPPENING WITHIN THE HOUR: INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, IGP IBRAHIM K. IDRIS HAS ARRIVED BENUE STATE.

  Sequel to the Order by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Inspector General of Police to immediately ...

Oyo Police arrest 14 over violence

BY Roland Danjuma THE Oyo State Police Command on Wednesday said it had arrested 14 suspects in connection with the ...

Breaking: Suicide blast kills 14 in Borno mosque

By Roland Danjuma Fourteen worshippers were killed Wednesday when a suicide bomber attacked a mosque on Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, ...

Delta Police apprehend dreaded kidnapper in Warri

POSTED BY Roland Danjuma RESIDENTS of Warri and its environs in Delta State can now heave a sigh of relief, ...

JUST IN:Buhari’s son, Yusuf, flown abroad over head injury

BY Roland Danjuma Yusuf Buhari was flown out of the country early Thursday morning following his severe head injury in ...