Remember Rann? It is a town in Kala Balge local government area in Borno state.

The Nigerian air force accidently attacked the town while in a hot pursuit of Boko Haram insurgents in January 2017 killing over 120 civilians.

Since after then, the insurgents have attacked the town several times.

Within this week, the insurgents carried out fresh attacks on the town destroying UNICEF clinic, the only healthcare centre in that region.

TheCable reports that sources within the area confirmed to it that the Nigerian army repelled the insurgents after a fierce gun battle.

Mijin Yawa, a resident of Kalabalge who also confirmed the attack, said the insurgents stormed the town with various weapons, anti-air craft guns and mounted trucks.

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“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 got caught in cross fire”.

Another source said the whole Rann was thrown into confusion as many residents fled into the bush.

Rann local government is housing thousands of IDPs, who are supported by international non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The insurgents attacked the town in March this year, killed many security personnel and abducted three aid workers.

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