One civilian was killed and five others wounded after a clash between some suspected Boko Haram insurgents and troops of the Nigerian Army clashed in Rann, headquarter of Kala-Balge LGA of Borno State.
Newspot had earlier reported that militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), on Saturday night, attacked Rann.
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.
A security source told Daily Trust that the insurgent group met swift resistance from the Nigerian troops.
It was gathered that the military employed their artillery in the counterattack resulting to destruction of gun truck belonging to the insurgents.
The source said five persons, including two civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) members were wounded in the attack.
“One civilian (a lady) later died from stray bullet that hit her lap. During the attack, five persons were wounded by stray bullets and they are currently undergoing treatment at the military facility.
” The military did not allow the insurgents into the town but started hitting them at the gate. It was an outstanding operation for the troops in Rann.” the source said.