Following the attack by Boko Haram militants on Rann, the capital of Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, in the northeast Nigeria, the United Nations agency, UNICEF, whose clinic was affected by the attack, says that all its staff are safe.
UNICEF’s response comes a day after an attack on the hospital by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Friday night.
The attack affected other government-owned buildings even as federal forces engaged the intruders in a gunfight.
UNICEF Nigeria’s communication specialist, Kusali Kubwalo told journalists in Maiduguri that all staff have been marked safe.
The casualty figure for those affected is yet to be determined, as the affected population that fled while the attack lasted are still returning.
The Northeast Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Bashir Garga, also disclosed that details about the present situation in Rann are still sketchy, and it’s still not clear how many lives were lost.
The recent attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists is not the first in Rann. In March 11, Boko Haram terrorists launched an attack in Rann, killing scores of people and abducting three female aid workers.
While two of the aid workers have been executed, the third woman, Alice Ngadda, a UNICEF staff abducted from that same hospital has remained in captivity.