Boko Haram insurgents have yet again attacked Rann, a town in Kala Balge local government area in Borno state, Nigeria.
The terrorists reportedly destroyed the UNICEF clinic, the only healthcare centre in the frequently attacked region of the local government.
Sources within the besieged local government area however claim the Nigerian army repelled the insurgents after a fierce gun battle.
Mijin Yawa, a resident of Kalabalge who also confirmed the attack, said the terrorists stormed the town with various high caliber of weapons, Anti air craft guns and mounted trucks, TheCable writes.
“There may be a lot of casualties but from what i am hearing, the soldiers have repelled the attack and are dealing with the terrorist,” Yawa said.
“I was told that some villagers fleeing the attack were also wounded during cross fire”.
Rann local government is housing over thousands of IDPs, who are supported by International Non Governmental Organisation(NGOs).
The insurgents attacked the town in March this year and killed many security personnel and Abducted three aid worker.
The attack drew widespread condemnation from within and outside the country.