Police finally release Rann attack death toll one week after
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Police finally release Rann attack death toll one week after



The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, Thursday said that six soldiers and four policemen were killed in Rann, a remote local government headquarters attacked by Boko Haram.

This is coming about one week after the attack.

The information provided by the commissioner of police was the first official figure of casualties suffered by the security forces in the attack that killed three aid workers.

The three victims worked for the United Nations at Rann’s displaced persons camp.

Two other female workers are believed to have been abducted by the terror group.

While giving details of its losses last week, the UN also said eight members of the Nigerian security forces were killed.

The police chief however put the death toll higher.

“During the attack on Rann, six soldiers died and we lost four policemen,” he told journalists at a press conference Thursday.

He did not give further details.

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Meanwhile, the police in Borno have issued a 21-day ultimatum for residents with illegal arms to surrender them or risk arrest and prosecution.

Chukwu gave the directive while addressing senior police officers in his command on Thursday.

He said it was the direct order of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, in view of the escalation of armed communal conflicts across the country.

The police boss said any person found with such arms, “will be dealt with in with laws of the land”.

“We must brace up to our responsibilities, so that it does happen again. That was how 276 Chibok schoolgirls were abducted by in April 14, 2014.

“The members of the public are to cooperate with police ensure that the directive of IG is complied with without rancour,” he said.


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