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    Boko Haram kills health worker abducted in Borno, threatens Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram kills health worker abducted in Borno, threatens Leah Sharibu

Saifura Ahmed, one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno state, has been killed by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.The victim was abducted during a raid on a military facility in the area on March 1.At least four soldiers, policemen and three humanitarian workers were killed in [...]

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    Report: UNICEF, Red Cross abandon aid workers abducted in Rann

Report: UNICEF, Red Cross abandon aid workers abducted in Rann

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have reportedly abandoned the nurse (pictured) and two midwives abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Rann, a community in Borno state.The victims were kidnapped after the insurgents attacked the town on March 1, killing at least four soldiers, policemen and three humanitarian workers.The Red Cross had confirmed [...]

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    Fire outbreak kills six at Rann IDP camp

Fire outbreak kills six at Rann IDP camp

About six internally displaced persons were killed while others sustained injuries in a fire outbreak at a camp in Rann, Borno state.Many of the IDPs lost their belongings in the outbreak. The cause of the inferno is unknown.Goni Gajiram, an IDP, told TheCable that the incident occurred around 2:45pm on Tuesday.He lamented that more than 4,000 IDPs were affected.Bashir Garga, north-east [...]

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    UN resumes humanitarian efforts in Rann but aid workers ‘won’t stay overnight’

UN resumes humanitarian efforts in Rann but aid workers ‘won’t stay overnight’

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has announced the resumption of humanitarian operations in Rann town, Borno.The UN relief wing said the resumption of aid operations in the community followed several security assessments by the UN and non-governmental organisations.The UN had on March 2 suspended aid operations and withdrew its workers from Rann after suspected [...]

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    Humanitarian operations in Rann remain suspended, says UN

Humanitarian operations in Rann remain suspended, says UN

The United Nations says the suspension of humanitarian operations in Rann, Borno state, is still in force.On March 2, the UN announced the suspension following an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in the area.At least eight persons were killed in the incident, including three aid workers while a nurse was abducted.The UN office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs (UN-OCHA) [...]

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    AUDIO: ‘Tell my parents I’m in trouble’ — nurse abducted in Rann speaks

AUDIO: ‘Tell my parents I’m in trouble’ — nurse abducted in Rann speaks

Hauwa Leman, the nurse abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Rann, Borno state, released a message via Whatsapp just before she was held captive.In the audio sent to one of her male friends, Leman who spoke in Hausa demanded that her parents be informed that she had been kidnapped.Running and panting, the victim said: “We are under attack in [...]

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    None of our officials died in Rann attack, says Red Cross

None of our officials died in Rann attack, says Red Cross

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) says the report that some of its officials were killed during the Boko Haram attack in Rann, a community in Borno state, is false.The insurgent had stormed the town with sophisticated weapons, killing at least four soldiers, policemen and three humanitarian workers.However, there were reports that Red Cross officials were among those killed.In a statement by [...]

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    MSF quits Rann after deadly Boko Haram attack

MSF quits Rann after deadly Boko Haram attack

The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has suspended its work in Rann, a town in Borno, and evacuated national and international staff after a deadly raid by Boko Haram fighters.Suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed four Nigerian aid workers in an attack on a military barracks in the town in Borno state late Thursday.“Following a violent attack in Rann, Borno [...]

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    Buhari: Attack on UN aid workers ‘height of bestiality’

Buhari: Attack on UN aid workers ‘height of bestiality’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the attack on some United Nations aid workers in Borno state as the “height of bestiality”.Earlier on Friday, the insurgents overran a military base in Rann, Borno state, killing at least four soldiers, four policemen and three humanitarian workers.They also abducted a female nurse.In a statement by Femi Adesina, his spokesman, Buhari said insurgents are [...]

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    Boko Haram kills soldiers, policemen, four UN aid workers in Borno (updated)

Boko Haram kills soldiers, policemen, four UN aid workers in Borno (updated)

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have reportedly killed security operatives and some UN aid workers in Rann, a community in Borno state.Rann is the headquarters of Kala Balge local government area of Borno state. Last year, over 100 people were killed in an accidental strike on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in the community.The air force, which [...]

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    DHQ blames air strike which killed 126 on ‘lack of appropriate marking’

DHQ blames air strike which killed 126 on ‘lack of appropriate marking’

The defence headquarters says “lack of appropriate marking’’ caused the January 17 air strike that led to the deaths of 126 civilians in Rann, Borno state.John Enenche, director of defence information, said this on Friday while briefing journalists on the outcome of the board of Inquiry set up to probe the air mishap.Enenche said the bombing was carried out because [...]

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    Nigerian amnesia: Rann, Lawal-Oke, and the flood in our stars

Nigerian amnesia: Rann, Lawal-Oke, and the flood in our stars

A few months ago, March to be precise, I sat across a brilliant doctor of philosophy as he examined a part of an international test I was taking at the time. He asked me what I did for a living, I was all excited to tell him I was a journalist, and went on to explain what I did in [...]

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    MSF says falling sick in Rann is like a death sentence

MSF says falling sick in Rann is like a death sentence

Silas Adamou, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator, says getting ill in Rann, a community in Borno state, is just like getting a death sentence.On January 17, 2017, a jet belonging to the Nigerian air force mistakenly dropped a bomb in the town, killing about 126 people.In a statement released by MSF, Adamou said the already terrible situation in the town [...]

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    Succour for ‘abandoned’ victims of Rann accidental bombing

Succour for ‘abandoned’ victims of Rann accidental bombing

The story never ends; after highlighting the major issues around the neglect of victims of the January 17, 2017 Rann accidental bombing, via a string of stories -- Tears From Rann -- the Victims Support Fund (VSF), which was set up by the federal government in 2014, said it had given N10 million to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital [...]

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    LIST: 126 civilians killed in Rann bombing — families yet to be compensated

LIST: 126 civilians killed in Rann bombing — families yet to be compensated

On January 17, 2017, the skies above Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge local government area, went from blue to red, as 126 civilian were killed by the Nigerian military in an accidental air operation.A day after the accidental bombing, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international humanitarian non-governmental organisation, said an estimated 50 people were killed and about 120 injured.International [...]

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    Rann victims: Finally, UMTH admits collecting N10m from FG, says N9.1m used for drugs

Rann victims: Finally, UMTH admits collecting N10m from FG, says N9.1m used for drugs

The University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) has confirmed that the federal government, via the Victims Support Fund (VSF), released N10 million for the treatment victims of Rann accidental bombing.The hospital also said that it used over N9.122 million to purchase of drugs "and other essentials" for the treatment of these victims.When TheCable initially visited UMTH in February, Abdulrahman Tahir, [...]

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