Many flee to Cameroon as ISWAP launches deadly attack in Borno
The Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) has launched a deadly attack in Rann, headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to sources, many residents of the town fled to Cameroon as a result of the attack.
Rann shares a border with Cameroon.
Heavily armed fighters were said to have stormed the town in the early hours of Monday.
Details of the attack are not yet clear but they reportedly set many houses ablaze and engaged troops in a fierce gun battle.
A resident said the insurgents allowed civilians to leave the town unharmed.
Another source said the ISWAP fighters fled the town following a military reinforcement.