Residents Flee As Boko Haram Terrorists Overrun RANN

Report says some residents are currently on the run after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked RANN, headquarters of Kala Balge, Borno state.

The Nigerian Air Force have launched a fightback to reclaim the army base.

Meanwhile, community leaders in Borno State, at a stakeholders meeting to discuss the prevailing security situation on Sunday, agreed to the return of repentant Boko Haram terrorists into their communities.

The Borno government confirmed that at least 3,000 persons who were members of the armed opposition group have laid down their arms and surrendered to the Nigerian military.

Governor Babagana Zulum, who presided over the meeting, disclosed that apart from the 3,000 ex-terrorists currently in the custody of the government, another 900 confirmed members of Boko Haram have surrendered to the Cameroonian forces.

Governor Zulum said the stakeholders meeting became necessary following the mixed reactions that recently trailed the mass surrender of former Boko Haram fighters.

Zulum said the government needed to involve all stakeholders in Borno in the decision-making process on how to deal with the repentant insurgents.

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