‘Our Workers Are Safe’, UNICEF Says After Suspected Boko Haram Attack Rann Hospital

Channels Television  
Updated December 9, 2018

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says all its workers operating in a hospital in Rann village of Borno State are safe.

The International Organisation’s response comes a day after an attack on the hospital by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Friday night.

The attack affected other government-owned buildings even as federal forces engaged the intruders in a gunfight.

UNICEF Nigeria’s Communication specialist, Kusali Kubwalo, told journalists in Maiduguri that all staff have been marked safe.

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The casualty figure for those affected is yet to be determined, as the affected population that fled while the attack lasted are still returning to the village.

The Northeast Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Bashir Garga, also disclosed that details about the present situation in Rann is still sketchy, and it’s still not clear how many lives were lost.

The recent attack by suspected Boko Haram is not the first in Rann. In March 11, Boko Haram terrorists launched an attack and killed scores of people in Rann. Also, three female aid workers were abducted.

While two of the aid workers have been executed, the third woman, Alice Ngadda, a UNICEF staff abducted from that same hospital remains in captivity.