Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), on Saturday night, attacked Rann, headquarters of Kala Balge LGA of Borno State.
It was gathered that the insurgents invaded the town after iftar, the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset during Ramadan, shooting sporadically as residents flee into the forest for safety.
“There is confusion in Rann now, sporadic shooting currently going on,” a source told SaharaReporters.
This attack is coming six days after the insurgents attacked a Nigerian Army location at 156 Battalion in Mainok area, Borno State, killing over 30 soldiers.
Mainok is the headquarters of the Kaga Local Government Area of Borno state.
It was gathered that the terrorists who came in no fewer than 15 gun trucks also burnt down the military base.