Sunday, July 21, 2019

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    Red Cross: 55,000 north-east residents displaced in the last two months

Red Cross: 55,000 north-east residents displaced in the last two months

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is extremely concerned by the worsening humanitarian situation in north-east.In a statement on Monday, the humanitarian organisation said 55,000 people have been displaced in the last two months, while Maiduguri, Borno state capital, already hosts more than one million internally displaced persons (IDPs).ICRC said a health facility in Rann and [...]

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    UN: 35,000 displaced Nigerians are in Cameroon

UN: 35,000 displaced Nigerians are in Cameroon

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says 35, 000 people displaced by Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast are now safe in neighboring Cameroon.In January, thousands fled Rann in Borno state to Cameroon after the insurgents repeatedly attacked the town.In a statement on Saturday, UNHCR said the people are now safe but the commission raised worries over those [...]

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    Amnesty: Boko Haram killed 60 after soldiers abandoned Rann

Amnesty: Boko Haram killed 60 after soldiers abandoned Rann

Amnesty International says at least 60 persons were killed in the recent Boko attack in Rann, a border town in Borno state.In a statement on Friday, the organisation said it gathered from satellite images that "hundreds of structures" were burnt down during the attack which occurred in January.Many internally displaced persons (IDPs) fled to Cameroon during the attack.Amnesty quoted witnesses as saying [...]

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    Rann bombing: Falana accuses air force of cover up, demands compensation for victims

Rann bombing: Falana accuses air force of cover up, demands compensation for victims

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called on the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to compensate victims of the accidental bombing in Rann, Borno state.At least 120 people were wounded and 52 killed in January 2017 when a Nigerian air force jet accidentally bombed an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in the town.In a letter dated January 17, 2019, and [...]

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    ‘Thousands’ flee to Cameroon as Boko Haram hits Rann again 

‘Thousands’ flee to Cameroon as Boko Haram hits Rann again 

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Monday attacked Rann, leaving "thousands of people" running across the border to safety in neighbouring Cameroon.In December, the insurgents had attacked the town, burning a UNICEF clinic— the only healthcare centre in the town.Médecins Sans Frontières also known as Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international humanitarian medical organisation, on Wednesday said many are in a [...]

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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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