The Borno city of Rann has remained a troubled spot.

The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR said on Tuesday that around 30,000 people, who fear imminent Boko Haram attacks, have fled into Cameroon at the weekend.

UNHCR spokesman, Babar Baloch told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva that the residents panicked and fled after the Multinational Joint Task Force, which had gone to secure Rann, left the city.

Refugees said Boko Haram subsequently promised to return to Rann, Baloch said.

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This comes days after Mr Jose-Antonio Canhandula, who is the Country Representative of the UNHCR in Nigeria, raised alarm over rising number of refugees fleeing the northeast to neighbouring Cameroon and Chad on Friday.

At a news conference in Abuja, Canhandula said that attacks from the insurgents have forced thousands of victims of insurgency to flee to neighbouring countries in the region.

He requested that the Nigerian government increase protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Lake Chad Region.

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